The case for validated tools in computer science education research

Allison Elliott Tew, Brian Dorn

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17 Scopus citations


Measuring student learning in computer science education presents particular challenges, making objective assessment elusive to educators and researchers. Development and validation of the FCS1 and CAS assessment tools demonstrate both the feasibility and benefits of validated assessment instruments in this discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationComputer
StatePublished - 2013


  • CAS
  • computer science education
  • Computing Attitudes Survey
  • CS1
  • education
  • student learning
  • validated assessment tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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