Five Myths of Assessment

Daniels, Mats and Berglund, Anders and Pears, Arnold and Fincher, Sally (2004) Five Myths of Assessment. In: Lister, Raymond and Young, Alison L., eds. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 57. Australian Computer Science Communications, 57. Australian Computer Society, Inc. , Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia pp. 57-61. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper describes some issues concerning assessment and the corresponding motivation for students to work in a desired manner. The issues came from studying assessment in the Runestone project, but are, as we see them, of general interest. Our findings illustrate the need to not take the effects of assessment, nor what it measures, for granted. It is our intention to promote Computer Science Education research as an essential area for improving our education, in this case by exposing myths about assessment as myths.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Computer Science Education, assessment.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:26
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14217 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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