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Poulsen, Seth; Herman, Geoffrey L.; Peterson, Peter A. H.; Golaszewski, Enis; Gorti, Akshita; Oliva, Linda; Scheponik, Travis; Sherman, Alan T. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2022
We present a psychometric evaluation of a revised version of the "Cybersecurity Concept Inventory" ("CCI"), completed by 354 students from 29 colleges and universities. The CCI is a conceptual test of understanding created to enable research on instruction quality in cybersecurity education. This work extends previous expert…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Computer Security, Measures (Individuals), Computer Science Education
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Tomkin, Jonathan H.; West, Matthew; Herman, Geoffrey L. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2018
We present a methodological improvement for calculating Grade Point Averages (GPAs). Heterogeneity in grading between courses systematically biases observed GPAs for individual students: the GPA observed depends on course selection. We show how a logistic model can account for course selection by simulating how every student in a sample would…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Grading, Predictor Variables, Grades (Scholastic)
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Herman, Geoffrey L.; Loui, Michael C.; Kaczmarczyk, Lisa; Zilles, Craig – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2012
The ability to reason with formal logic is a foundational skill for computer scientists and computer engineers that scaffolds the abilities to design, debug, and optimize. By interviewing students about their understanding of propositional logic and their ability to translate from English specifications to Boolean expressions, we characterized…
Descriptors: Interviews, Logical Thinking, Computer Science, Scientists
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Goldman, Ken; Gross, Paul; Heeren, Cinda; Herman, Geoffrey L.; Kaczmarczyk, Lisa; Loui, Michael C.; Zilles, Craig – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 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…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Student Evaluation, Expertise, Introductory Courses