Benchmarking a set of exam questions for introductory programming

@inproceedings{Sheard2014BenchmarkingAS,
  title={Benchmarking a set of exam questions for introductory programming},
  author={Judithe Sheard and Simon and Julian R. Dermoudy and Daryl J. D'Souza and Minjie Hu and Dale Parsons},
  booktitle={ACE},
  year={2014}
}
This paper reports on the combining of two related but hitherto distinct themes in programming education research. The first is the recognition that students in programming courses tend to perform far more poorly than their teachers would like, and further, more poorly than their teachers would expect without a careful analysis of their results. The second is the proposal of a number of different styles of examination question, sometimes coupled with analysis of student performance on those… CONTINUE READING