ERIC Number: ED303153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
On-Line Evaluation and Remediation of Programming Skills.
Barger, Robert N.
This procedure for testing the mastery of programming skills uses online testing and correction. The student is presented with a test problem and is asked to solve it, encode the solution, debug the code, and save it on a floppy disk. The instructor corrects the program at the appropriate points through the use of REM statements. The erroneous or inefficient student-written lines are neutralized but retained in the REM statements so that they can be compared by the student with the correct lines. A variant on this procedure would have the instructor point out the place where an error has occurred, but the student would make the corrections and resubmit the test. Two sample questions with corrections in the BASIC Programming Language are provided, although the procedure could be adapted to many computer languages. (EW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Computer Programs; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Computing in Education (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).