Evaluation of a new assesment scheme for a third-year concurrency course

Paul Strooper*, Larissa Meinicke

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe and evaluate a change that was made to the assessment scheme for a third-year course on concurrent systems. The original assessment scheme consisted of tutorials, three assignments, and a final examination. The change was motivated by the fact that students often performed poorly, especially on the third assignment, and yet the average mark that they received for this and the other assignments contributed to what we felt were inflated course grades. In the changed scheme, the third assignment was made more complex and open-ended, but it was also made optional in that students can pass the course without having to do this third assignment We evaluated the new assessment scheme by comparing the performance of students on Assignment 3 and the course for the last two years and by analysing the results of a student questionnaire.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing Education 2007 - Proceedings of the Ninth Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2007
EditorsSamuel Mann
Pages147-154
Number of pages8
Volume66
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event9th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2007 - Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Duration: 30 Jan 20072 Feb 2007

Other

Other9th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBallarat, VIC
Period30/01/072/02/07

Keywords

  • Concurrency
  • Student assessment

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