[racket] FYI: scheme looks good in this paper examining first-year data

From: Stephen De Gabrielle (spdegabrielle at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Aug 31 17:49:42 EDT 2014

Looks like it ended up in 'Proceedings of the 7th International Conference
on Educational Data Mining.' in a shorter form.


Stephen De Gabrielle
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On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 4:37 PM, John Clements <clements at brinckerhoff.org>

> I can’t tell whether this paper was published *anywhere*, but Google told
> me about it because it cites me. It tries to mine data from ratemyprofessor
> to draw conclusions about what makes for a good first computing class. You
> can take all of this with many grains of salt, but the language most
> strongly correlated with clarity in a first-year class is Scheme. The major
> caveat is the number of samples, which is small for all languages but
> especially small (32) for Scheme, suggesting that it may be the good work
> of a few professors. On the other hand, it may well be the influence of
> HtDP.
> Anyhow—a small piece of good news to brighten y’all’s day.
> John
> http://aspiringminds.com/pages/assess/2014/camera_ready/paper/moretti_etal.pdf
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