CS 352 Data Structures
F1Z 2009 ML
Thrasher, Carl F.
Associate of ScienceBachelor of ScienceMasters of Administrative Science
Aug 17 - Oct 11, 2009
7:45 - 10:15 PM
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There are four categories of questions in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 5, 8)
Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Exam questions: 22-23
See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.
Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.
Exam questions: 13-23
Key discipline concepts/terminology:
(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7, 8)
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 352 concepts.
Exam questions: 1-12
(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 8)
Exam questions: 13-21
The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
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