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Case studies provide examples of good style, the use of language constructs, fundamental data structures, algorithms and applications. Moreover, case studies provide an economical way to deal with large programs. Large programs give the student practice in the management of complexity and motivate the use of certain programming practices, such as procedural(More)
Although our students may spend only a class period working one of our exams, as instructors, we invest many more hours crafting the questions and grading their responses. How do we ensure our time is well-spent? What qualities contribute to an effective exam? How can we guarantee a fair evaluation of student performance?With an 18-year track record(More)
This special session serves two purposes. It provides a progress report on the revision of the NCATE Standards for the Preparation of Secondary Computer Science Teachers and seeks input from computing education professionals on the proposed revisions. The Standards and their role in evaluating teacher preparation programs will be explained, the proposed(More)
The authors evaluated the results of the long-term monitoring of the glucose tolerance in 90 subjects, 40 men and 50 women, who were referred to a diabetological clinic as suspect diabetics. The mean age during the initial examination was 55.7 years (mean 55.7 +/- 12.5), a diabetic family--history was recorded in 60% of the patients, obesity in 61%. The(More)