Testing programming skills with multiple choice questions
- Article: Testing programming skills with multiple choice questions
- Author(s): David Clark
- Journal: Informatics in Education 3 (2004), no. 2, 161-178
Abstract: Multiple choice questions are a convenient and popular means of testing beginning students in programming courses. However, they are qualitatively different from exam questions. This paper reports on a study into which types of multiple choice programming questions discriminate well on a final exam, and how well they predict exam scores.
Keywords: multiple choice questions, testing, prediction, taxonomy, significance
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