Testing programming skills with multiple choice questions

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  • 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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