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dc.contributor.authorFord, Marilynen_US
dc.contributor.authorVenema, Svenen_US
dc.contributor.editorNicole Buzzetto-Moreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:51:35Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:51:35Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2012-09-10T22:50:34Z
dc.identifier.issn15479714en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37498
dc.description.abstractWith universities having difficulty attracting students to study information technology (IT), the scores needed for entry into IT degrees have dropped markedly. IT schools are thus having to cope by adjusting their introductory courses to ensure that students will still learn what is expected but without negatively impacting on pass rates. This paper considers short objective tests, designed by other researchers, to examine whether students who have passed an introductory course have achieved an understanding of fundamental concepts in programming. The Dehnadi test, which was originally designed to be taken before a programming course to predict who would be successful, proved to be useful in showing that many students who had passed an introductory programming course had little or no understanding of fundamental concepts. The test was useful if the number of correct responses was considered. Implications of students passing an introductory course but being unable to respond correctly on a multiple choice test of the most fundamental concepts of programming are considered.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent242323 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInforming Science Instituteen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.jite.org/documents/Vol9/JITEv9p133-145Ford810.pdfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom133en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto145en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Information Technology Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode089999en_US
dc.titleAssessing the Success of an Introductory Programming Courseen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/en_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Information and Communication Technologyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Ford et al; licensee Informing Science Institute. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/), which permits sharing and adapting, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
gro.date.issued2010
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