Five Myths of Assessment

Daniels, Mats, Berglund, Anders, Pears, Arnold, Fincher, Sally (2004) Five Myths of Assessment. In: Lister, Raymond and Young, Alison L., eds. Computing Education 2004 Sixth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2004). Australian Computer Science Communications , 57. pp. 57-61. Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia


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 > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:51 UTC
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