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ERIC Number: EJ890169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1946-6226
Setting the Scope of Concept Inventories for Introductory Computing Subjects
Goldman, Ken; Gross, Paul; Heeren, Cinda; Herman, Geoffrey L.; Kaczmarczyk, Lisa; Loui, Michael C.; Zilles, Craig
ACM Transactions on Computing Education, v10 n2 Article 5 Jun 2010
A concept inventory is a standardized assessment tool intended to evaluate a student's understanding of the core concepts of a topic. In order to create a concept inventory it is necessary to accurately identify these core concepts. A Delphi process is a structured multi-step process that uses a group of experts to achieve a consensus opinion. We present the results of three Delphi processes to identify topics that are important and difficult in each of three introductory computing subjects: discrete mathematics, programming fundamentals, and logic design. The topic rankings can not only be used to guide the coverage of concept inventories, but can also be used by instructors to identify what topics merit special attention. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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