Self-Assess Competency as Yes/No - A Preliminary Study

Malcolm Hutchison

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Some modules in computing degrees have problems with the wide
variation in students’ prior experiences and risk losing good
students who are bored with the initial elementary topics. One
possible solution is to specify in detail what the student should be
capable of at the end of the module and allow them to decide how
to arrange their studies. This study compares the accuracy of
student self-assessments of capability against the learning
outcomes on a binary Yes/No scale with their exam performance.
Predicted marks from their responses were found to have a weak
correlation to the student performance. Higher level learning
outcomes and responses by female students generated lower
reliability scores.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 03 Jul 2017
EventInnovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 03 Jul 201707 Jul 2017


ConferenceInnovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Abbreviated titleITiCSE 2017


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