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Author Boetticher, Gary D. ♦ Ding, Wei ♦ Moen, Charles ♦ Yue, Kwok-Bun
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Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Student Chance ♦ Faculty Member ♦ Genetic Program-based Experiment ♦ Course Success ♦ High Drop Rate ♦ C Curriculum ♦ Data Structure Course ♦ Data Structure Class ♦ Average Accuracy ♦ Demanding Course ♦ Effective Concept-based Genetic Program ♦ Pre-assessment Exam
Description There is a limit on the amount of time a faculty member may devote to each student. As a consequence, a faculty member must quickly determine which student needs more attention than others throughout a semester. One of the most demanding courses in the CS curriculum is a data structures course. This course has a tendency for high drop rates at our university. A pre-assessment exam is developed for the data structures class in order to provide feedback to both faculty and students. This exam helps students determine how well prepared they are for the course. In order to determine a student’s chance of success in this course, a Genetic Program-based experiment is constructed based upon the pre-assessment exam. The result is a model that produces an average accuracy of 79 percent.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-01-01
Publisher Institution Proc. of the 2005 SIGCSE