Programming Aptitude Testing as a Prediction of Learning to Program

  title={Programming Aptitude Testing as a Prediction of Learning to Program},
  author={Markku Tukiainen and Eero M{\"o}nkk{\"o}nen},
Programming aptitude testing has coexisted with the programming profession and education for decades. Probably the best known early test used to predict programming aptitude was the IBM Programmer Aptitude Test (PAT). The test consisted of three parts. The first part required the participant to figure out the next number in series, the second part to figure out analogies represented in figures, and the third part to solve arithmetic problems. The test was widely used in industry (in 1966, 349… CONTINUE READING
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