Using Visual Interactive Sensitivity Analysis (VISA) in Programming Courses Assessments

Tsvetinov, Petco E. & Hazelhurst, David (1999) Using Visual Interactive Sensitivity Analysis (VISA) in Programming Courses Assessments. In Mann, Samuel, Sinott, Jane, & Smith, Lesley (Eds.) 12th Annual Conference of the NACCQ, 4-7 July 1999, Dunedin, New Zealand.


We propose a systematic approach for educative assessment of students’ performance in degree and diploma programming courses in universities and polytechnics. The assessment scheme is based on an extensive set of criteria and subcriteria, which are relevant from the authors’ point of view. The scales for these criteria are defined by means of concrete indicators. Using multiple criteria decision-making software (VISA), profiles of individuals and groups of students may be created and analysed. The approach allows for easy reconfiguration of the selected set of criteria and weighting factors. Grading and reporting that arise from such a comprehensive assessment are further enhanced through Excel compatibility.

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ID Code: 1551
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Assessment, programming
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:25

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