Technical Report 2014-006

On the Bimodality in an Introductory Programming Course: an Analysis of Student Performance Factors

Lars Josef Höök

March 2014

In this work, the student performance in an introductory programming course given at the department of information technology at Uppsala University is analyzed. The results from the final exam are studied and the potential bimodality of the distribution is investigated. A questionnaire, answered by the students at the final exam is analyzed, including study behavior and potential connections to the performance at the final exam.

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