Benchmarking introductory programming exams: Some preliminary results

Simon, Judy Sheard, Daryl D'Souza, Peter Klemperer, Leo Porter, Juha Sorva, Martijn Stegeman, Daniel Zingaro

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientificvertaisarvioitu

9 Sitaatiot (Scopus)

Abstrakti

The programming education literature includes many observations that pass rates are low in introductory programming courses, but few or no comparisons of student performance across courses. This paper addresses that shortcoming. Having included a small set of identical questions in the final examinations of a number of introductory programming courses, we illustrate the use of these questions to examine the relative performance of the students both across multiple institutions and within some institutions. We also use the questions to quantify the size and overall difficulty of each exam. We find substantial differences across the courses, and venture some possible explanations of the differences. We conclude by explaining the potential benefits to instructors of using the same questions in their own exams.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoICER 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research
KustantajaACM
Sivut103-111
Sivumäärä9
ISBN (elektroninen)9781450344494
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 25 elok. 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaACM Conference on International Computing Education Research - Melbourne, Austraalia
Kesto: 8 syysk. 201612 syysk. 2016
Konferenssinumero: 12

Conference

ConferenceACM Conference on International Computing Education Research
LyhennettäICER
Maa/AlueAustraalia
KaupunkiMelbourne
Ajanjakso08/09/201612/09/2016

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