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Authors: Amalia Duch ; Joaquim Gabarro ; Jordi Petit ; Maria J. Blesa and Maria Serna

Affiliation: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

ISBN: 978-989-758-108-3

ISSN: 2184-5026

Keyword(s): Continuous Assessment, Cost-benefit Analysis, CS1.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Computer-Supported Education ; Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment ; Metrics and Performance Measurement

Abstract: The first course on programming is fundamental in the Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona. After a major redesign of the Programming-1 course in 2006 to give it a more practical flavor, an increasing number of measures have been undertaken over the years to try to increase its pass rate while maintaining a fixed quality level. These measures, that can be roughly summarized as an important increase in assessment, imply an increase in the workload of both students and instructors that does not always correspond to the increase of pass rate they provide. In this paper, and within the context of this course, we analyze quantitatively the amount of work required from faculty to implement the series of measures and we conclude that, within this course, continuous assessment is expensive and has reached its limit.


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Paper citation in several formats:
Duch, A.; Gabarro, J.; Petit, J.; Blesa, M. and Serna, M. (2015). A Cost–benefit Analysis of Continuous Assessment. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-108-3; ISSN 2184-5026, pages 57-66. DOI: 10.5220/0005432300570066

author={Amalia Duch. and Joaquim Gabarro. and Jordi Petit. and Maria J. Blesa. and Maria Serna.},
title={A Cost–benefit Analysis of Continuous Assessment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU,},


JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU,
TI - A Cost–benefit Analysis of Continuous Assessment
SN - 978-989-758-108-3
IS - 2184-5026
AU - Duch, A.
AU - Gabarro, J.
AU - Petit, J.
AU - Blesa, M.
AU - Serna, M.
PY - 2015
SP - 57
EP - 66
DO - 10.5220/0005432300570066

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