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Author Mazlack, Lawrence J.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Ability ♦ Pat ♦ Programmer ♦ Aptitude test correlation ♦ Prediction
Abstract Over several years, a large number of students took the same introductory programming course. The students were drawn from all academic disciplines and academic experience levels. Low correlations were found between success in the course or its evaluation components when posed against academic program, gender, or semester in school. Additionally, when the IBM Programmer's Aptitude Test was administered, the predictive value of the test was found to be low.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (Mazlack, Lawrence J.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 1
Page Count 4
Starting Page 14
Ending Page 17


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Source: ACM Digital Library