Exploring programming assessment instruments: a classification scheme for examination questions

Sheard, Judy and Simon, and Carbone, Angela and Chinn, Donald and Laakso, Mikko-Jussi and Clear, Tony and de Raadt, Michael and D'Souza, Daryl and Harland, James and Lister, Raymond and Philpott, Anne and Warburton, Geoff (2011) Exploring programming assessment instruments: a classification scheme for examination questions. In: ICER 2011: 7th International Workshop on Computing Education Research , 8-9 Aug 2011, Providence, RI. United States.

Abstract

This paper describes the development of a classification scheme that can be used to investigate the characteristics of introductory programming examinations. We describe the process of developing the scheme, explain its categories, and present a taste of the results of a pilot analysis of a set of CS1 exam papers. This study is part of a project that aims to investigate the nature and composition of formal examination instruments used in the summative assessment of introductory programming students, and the pedagogical intentions of the educators who construct these instruments.


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Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2011 23:44
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2014 01:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: examination papers; CS1; introductory programming; measurement
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080308 Programming Languages
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1145/2016911.2016920
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19647

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