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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. ACE '04 Proceedings of the Sixth Australasian Conference on Computing Education. Australian Computer Science Communications, 57 . Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, pp. 57-61.


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: Book section
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: 01 Aug 2019 10:32 UTC
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