Evaluation instruments on this site have been curated and added through a variety of sources. We are continually adding and expanding the data collected from each instrument.
Search for instruments of interest to you. The Evaluation Instruments page provides the capability for you to filter on many categories of data that we manually curated from the articles.
What is your curation process?
The curation process for evaluation instruments includes organizing, evaluating, and parsing instruments using a predefined methodology. The curated instruments come from a variety of targeted journals and conferences as well as additional articles submitted by contributing users of this site.
Each instrument has been analyzed to identify its purpose, methods (quantitative, qualitative), targeted demographic, and more. For instruments specifically designed for computing, we have also identified the cognitive and/or noncognitive factors that the instrument measures.
What’s included in the article dataset?
We seeded the article dataset by curating data from articles related to K-12 CS education from each of the following ten journals (2012-2018):
- ACM International Computing Education Research
- ACM Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
- ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
- ACM Transactions on Computing Education
- Frontiers in Education
- IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference
- IEEE Transactions on Education
- Journal of Educational Computing Research
- Koli Calling
- Taylor & Francis’ Computer Science Education
We will continue to add to this collection.
What are your collection methods?
We have had several people assigned to the team who are identifying evaluation instruments to determine if it meets the pre-defined criteria: 1) Measures cognitive or noncognitive factors related to computing education 2) Assesses programs related to computing education and 3) Has been used in computing education research.
For some articles, determining whether all 3 criteria were met was very clear. Other times, we had to rely upon our experience and our goals for the dataset (as well as additional research goals) to determine whether or not the article should be included.
How can I get my article or white paper included?
For submitting an article or white paper, visit the Submission page. Once we confirm that it meets the criteria, it will be placed in the queue for review. We do not limit articles to our 10 targeted publication venues.
How do I report a discrepancy on this site?
If you find a discrepancy, please contact us with specific information about the related data (e.g., title of paper and the discrepancy found).
A dedicated team of researchers and research assistants put forth countless hours creating and maintaining this site. If you are using the site for publishable research or papers, we ask that you please acknowledge the assistance you received (in addition to appropriately citing the papers referenced within the repository).
McGill, M., and Decker, A. (2017). Computer Science Education Resource Center. Available online: https://csedresearch.org.