Can Your Students Pass This Test?

Briana B. Morrison, Becky Coutts, Tim Gallagher

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Abstract

The AP CS A course, taught in high schools in the U.S. and around the globe, is designed to cover the same material as an introductory programming course at the collegiate level. Every May, tens of thousands of high school students sit the AP Computer Science A (AP CS A) exam, testing their introductory programming knowledge and skills. So how would your introductory students perform on this exam? In this special session attendees will receive access to AP CS A multiple choice and free response (coding) questions and have the opportunity to judge whether or not their students could answer the questions correctly. In addition, the presenters will share how each question is mapped to specific Learning Outcomes and expected student skills, much like what must be done for ABET accreditation efforts. Attendees can expect to have their Java programming skills challenged, learn ways to construct exams to meet course learning outcomes, and development of rubrics that reinforce measurement of concept mastery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2021 - Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages943-944
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380621
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2021
Event52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2021Mar 20 2021

Publication series

NameSIGCSE 2021 - Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference

Conference52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period3/13/213/20/21

Keywords

  • ap cs a
  • cs1 exam resources
  • introductory programming
  • learning outcomes
  • rubrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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