The comparison above is paired, meaning, we are comparing those who provided us with a unique identifier and who completed both the pre- and post-workshop survey. The data shows, for multiple factors, a full point increase in mean score. We are significantly impacting respondents’ confidence in their ability to work with programming software, to write programs to solve problems, and to overcome problems if they get stuck.
We invite you to read the report in its entirety, and download the data and source code to run your own analysis. Share with us what’s striking about this data on Twitter using the hashtag #carpentriesassessment.
Why do we take the time to collect this data and share it with our community? As we continue to grow as instructors and curriculum developers, this data helps us to understand what challenges we may face, and how we can strive for continuous improvement. These results also help drive improvements to our lesson materials.
YOU are the proof that we’re making an impact. We challenge you to promote our short and long-term surveys, and to participate in instructor discussion sessions.
Kari L. Jordan