Envisioning a Computational Thinking Assessment Tool
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Recent work on Computational Thinking (CT) has focused on proposing new curricula but in many cases the assessment phase has been overlooked. The issue is critical because appropriate assessment is needed to facilitate the incorporation of CT in the curriculum. What is now clear from the existing literature is that there is a need to build on top of the existing multiple forms of assessments, in o der to integrate multiple approaches and reach a comprehensive assessment of CT learning. In this paper, we envision a system that integrates different types of assessments while providing an intuitive interface in order to allow teachers to see and supervise the overview of the learning process, with the possibility to assess individually the student’s learning. To assess the suitability of our idea, we describe the Proof of Concept of a mobile application to assist CT assessment, and we discuss the challenges that need to be solved to create such an application.