A4 Article in conference proceedings
Exploring programming assessment instruments: a classification scheme for examination questions

List of Authors: Sheard Judy, Simon, Carbone Angela, Chinn Donald, Laakso Mikko-Jussi, Clear Tony, de Raadt Michael, D’Souza Daryl, Lister Raymond, Philpot Anne, Skene James, Warburton Geoff
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4503-0829-8


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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