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Sat 23 Mar 2024 10:45 - 11:10 at Oregon Ballroom 204 - Equitable Grading Chair(s): Kevin Lin

Allowing students to re-attempt assessments has been shown to be effective in traditional university-level courses in improving student mastery of course content. In this paper, we analyse an intensive programming introductory experience, where first semester university students’ full load is a single semester-long course that teaches the basics of programming and software engineering. We study its use of mastery-based grading: offering five (formative) low-stakes quizzes (with retakes), each focused on a single topic, and five (summative) higher-stakes exams that assess all learning objectives. Our research questions are: (i) "Do second chances help students to increase their performance over time in intensive courses?‘‘; and (ii) ``Are second chances effective in reducing stress/mental load/weight of assessments in intensive courses?’’. We find that (i) offering second chances on quizzes decreases the number of students at risk of failing before the first exam; (ii) students’ proficiency in coding tasks (as measured by exam grades) improve during the semester; and (iii) that our schedule reduces anxiety and mental load for students, but only after students take the first chance.

Sat 23 Mar

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10:45 - 12:00
Equitable GradingPapers at Oregon Ballroom 204
Chair(s): Kevin Lin University of Washington, Seattle
10:45
25m
Talk
Evaluating mastery-oriented grading in an intensive CS1 courseGlobal
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Igor dos Santos Montagner Insper, Rafael Corsi Ferrao Insper , Andrew Kurauchi Insper, Mariana Silva University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Craig Zilles University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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11:10
25m
Talk
Specifications and Contract Grading in Computer Science EducationGlobal
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Brian Harrington University of Toronto Scarborough, Abdalaziz Galal University of Toronto, Rohita Nalluri University of Toronto Scarborough, Faiza Nasiha University of Toronto, Anagha Vadarevu University of Toronto Scarborough
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11:35
25m
Talk
Transforming Grading Practices in the Computing Education CommunityPCI Best Paper
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Adrienne Decker University at Buffalo, Stephen Edwards Virginia Tech, Brian McSkimming University of Oklahoma, Bob Edmison Virginia Tech, Audrey Rorrer UNC Charlotte, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones University of North Carolina Charlotte
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