Bloom's taxonomy for CS assessment

Errol Thompson*, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Jacqueline L. Whalley, Minjie Hu, Phil Robbins

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Abstract

Bloom's Taxonomy is difficult to apply consistently to assessment tasks in introductory programming courses. The Bloom taxonomy is a valuable tool that could enable analysis and discussion of programming assessment if it could be interpreted consistently. We discuss each of the Bloom classification categories and provide a consistent interpretation with concrete exemplars that will allow computer science educators to utilise Bloom's Taxonomy for programming assessment. Using Bloom's Taxonomy to help design examinations could greatly improve the quality of assessment in introductory programming courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series
Pages155-161
Number of pages7
Volume78
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

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  • Bloom's taxonomy
  • Multi-institutional
  • Novice programmers

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Thompson, E., Luxton-Reilly, A., Whalley, J. L., Hu, M., & Robbins, P. (2008). Bloom's taxonomy for CS assessment. In Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series (Vol. 78, pp. 155-161)
Thompson, Errol ; Luxton-Reilly, Andrew ; Whalley, Jacqueline L. ; Hu, Minjie ; Robbins, Phil. / Bloom's taxonomy for CS assessment. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series. Vol. 78 2008. pp. 155-161
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