ERIC Number: ED222543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the 1981 Certificate in Computer Programming Examinations.
Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals, Chicago, IL.
The Certificate in Computer Programming (CCP) Examination is conducted by the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP) to identify qualified computer professionals in various spheres of computer technology. The CCP Examinations are focused on programming skills and are designed for recognition of competent senior-level programmers. The examination has four sections (general and three specializations: business, scientific, and systems). All three forms have the same general items, while each has its own specialization items. The fifth administration of CCP Examination (December 12, 1982) tested 455 candidates at 97 international test sites. The Business Programming Examination was taken by 277 candidates; the Scientific Programming Examination by 55 candidates; and the Systems Programming Examination by 123 candidates. Of the 455 candidates, 174 passed, for an overall pass rate of 38 percent. Of that 174, 106 (61 percent) took the Business Programming Examination; 13 (7 percent) took the Scientific Programming Examination; and 55 (32 percent) took the Systems Programming Examination. Examination administration, candidate characteristics, examination performance, demographic data, item difficulty and discrimination, reliability, and validity are discussed. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Psychological Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals, Chicago, IL.