Design of Comprehensive Evaluation of Computational Thinking in Graphical Programming Environment
Liang Cheng, Yingying Zhao, Xi Wang, Feng Li, East China Normal University, China
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-61-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The rise of computational thinking education is unstoppable. Meanwhile, evaluation is not only an indispensable part of the teaching process, but also an important basis for testing the teaching effect. This study used content analysis method to analyze 28 computational thinking evaluation cases. The research results show that the five main evaluation methods of "test question method, procedure analysis method, scale analysis method, graphic analysis method and interview analysis method" focus on different teaching contents and teaching periods, and a single evaluation method may not be accurate and effective.Therefore, this study designed a comprehensive evaluation scheme of computational thinking. It organically integrates a variety of evaluation methods, focusing on the combination of summative evaluation and formative evaluation. It can not only measure students' computational knowledge and skills, but also pay more attention to the evaluation of students' thinking and attitude development. The test results show that the evaluation scheme designed in this study is reasonable and has high reliability and validity. At the same time, the evaluation method can effectively stimulate the enthusiasm of students to participate. However, there are also problems such as the heavy task of teacher evaluation and the long evaluation cycle, which should be considered how to solve it in the future.
Cheng, L., Zhao, Y., Wang, X. & Li, F. (2022). Design of Comprehensive Evaluation of Computational Thinking in Graphical Programming Environment. In E. Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 18-26). San Diego, CA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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