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Predicting programming course success from a single entrance examAn simple test that is a good predictor of whether a new student with no programming background will pass a progamming course. The test categorises students into three bins  Students that:
There is a good correlation between the consistent answerers and their final exam pass rate:
The paper The camel has two humps and the homepage of one of the authors have more information. Links found from Hack the planet. The paper (and the reasoning) seem wishywashy to me  but the correlation is impressive. If their premise is correct, I wonder if similar tests could be constructed to help sieve for functional programmers, engineers, or any other logical tasks? By Morris Johns at 20060715 06:30  LtU Forum  previous forum topic  next forum topic  other blogs  10356 reads

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