Volume 4

Volume 4, Number 89

October 4, 2006

5 pages290 K bytes

An Alternative Testing Strategy for Advanced Programming Courses

Wendy Ceccucci
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT 06518 USA

Abstract: The traditional methodologies for evaluating student learning have been either a hand-written exam, usually in the form of multiple choice questions, or a take home program. These methods both have limitations which make it difficult to accurately measure a student’s ability to apply the material learned to design and develop a program. An alternative testing strategy would be to let each student develop a take-home program exam for another student in the class. This evaluation strategy would allow students to uniquely apply the material learned. While developing their own programs, students would gain a better perspective of the limitations of their current knowledge.

Keywords: assessment, testing, exams, programming assessment, advanced programming

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Recommended Citation: Ceccucci (2006). An Alternative Testing Strategy for Advanced Programming Courses. Information Systems Education Journal, 4 (89). http://isedj.org/4/89/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005: §2343. ISSN: 1542-7382.)