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ERIC Number: EJ1147014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Investigation of Continuous Assessment of Correctness in Introductory Programming
Ferreira, Deller James; da Silva, Hebert Coelho; Melo, Tatiane F. N.; Ambrósio, Ana Paula
Educational Technology & Society, v20 n3 p182-194 2017
Teachers usually expect that any form of a continuous assessment (CA) should contribute significantly to the student learning process in introductory programming courses. To foster teachers to go beyond the current practices of a CA applied when to programming, from 2011 to 2014, we investigated the use of the Boca Online Contest Administrator (BOCA) system, an online judge used in programming marathons, and the CA of program correctness in the cohorts of an introductory programming course. Empirical results show that there is no significant difference between student's performance when comparing the cohorts that used a CA and did not use a CA, and when comparing the cohorts that used and did not used the BOCA system but used a CA. An in-depth analysis revealed the potential and limitations of the use of a CA and the BOCA system, unveiling the need for the adoption of assessment practices and environments that build cumulative knowledge through multiple means of assessment, allowing profitable interactions among students, and between students and their teacher regarding the students' solutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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