How (not) to write an introductory programming exam

Show simple item record Simon en Sheard, J en D’Souza, D en Lopez, M en Luxton-Reilly, Andrew en Putro, I en Robbins, P en Teague, D en Whalley, J en
dc.contributor.editor D'Souza, D en
dc.contributor.editor Falkner, K en
dc.coverage.spatial Sydney, Australia en 2018-10-01T23:32:27Z en 2015 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-921770-42-5 en
dc.identifier.issn 1445-1336 en
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dc.description.abstract The computing education literature shows some recent interest in summative assessment in introductory programming, with papers analysing final examinations and other papers proposing small sets of examination questions that might be used in multiple institutions as part of a benchmarking exercise. This paper reports on a project to expand the set of questions suitable for use in benchmarking exercises, and at the same time to identify guidelines for writing good examination questions for introductory programming courses – and, by implication, practices to avoid when writing questions. The paper presents a set of ten questions deemed suitable for use in the exams of multiple courses, and invites readers to use the questions in their own exams. It also presents the guidelines that emerged from the study, in the hope that they will be helpful to computing educators writing exams for their own courses. en
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dc.publisher CRPIT en
dc.relation.ispartof Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015) en
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dc.title How (not) to write an introductory programming exam en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.begin-page 137 en
pubs.volume 160 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 146 en
pubs.finish-date 2015-01-30 en
pubs.start-date 2015-01-27 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 505399 en Science en School of Computer Science en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-11-19 en

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