A comparative analysis of results on programming exams

Harland, J, D'Souza, D and Hamilton, M 2013, 'A comparative analysis of results on programming exams', in A. Carbone and J. Whalley (ed.) Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2013), Adelaide, Australia, 29 January - 1 February 2013, pp. 117-126.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A comparative analysis of results on programming exams
Author(s) Harland, J
D'Souza, D
Hamilton, M
Year 2013
Conference name ACE 2013
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 29 January - 1 February 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2013)
Editor(s) A. Carbone and J. Whalley
Publisher Australian Computer Society
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Start page 117
End page 126
Total pages 10
Abstract Measuring student performance on assessments is in- creasingly important, especially when mapping out- comes to particular topics in a university subject. In this paper we investigate the classi cation of exam questions. In particular, we examine the performance of students in two programming subjects, as a means of determining how we can measure the diculty of a particular question. This can not only serve as a calibration for the expectations of instructors about the diculty levels, but also as a means of examining what it means for a question to be considered difficult.
Subjects Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) BABELnot
Exam classi cation
Assessment measurement
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