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INFORMATICS IN EDUCATION, 2004, Vol. 3, No. 2, 161-178
© Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

ISSN 0868-4952

Testing Programming Skills with Multiple Choice Questions

David CLARK

School of Information Sciences&Engineering, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia E-mail: davidc@ise.canberra.edu.au

Abstract

Multiple choice questions are a convenient and popular means of testing beginning students in programming courses. However, they are qualitatively different from exam questions. This paper reports on a study into which types of multiple choice programming questions discriminate well on a final exam, and how well they predict exam scores.

Keywords:

multiple choice questions, testing, prediction, taxonomy, significance


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