The FCS1: a language independent assessment of CS1 knowledge

@inproceedings{Tew2011TheFA,
  title={The FCS1: a language independent assessment of CS1 knowledge},
  author={Allison Elliott Tew and Mark Guzdial},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2011}
}
A primary goal of many CS education projects is to determine the extent to which a given intervention has had an impact on student learning. However, computing lacks valid assessments for pedagogical or research purposes. Without such valid assessments, it is difficult to accurately measure student learning or establish a relationship between the instructional setting and learning outcomes. We developed the Foundational CS1 (FCS1) Assessment instrument, the first assessment instrument for… CONTINUE READING
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