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String Grasshopper
String Grasshopper
9,735 Points

$uggestion: Some sort of Comprehensive Assessment to test areas needed for review in specific programming languages.

Hi there,

I have a little suggestion for treehouse. It would be useful to provide some sort of comprehensive assessment at the end of each course involving coding challenges and quizzes in a specific language, say JavaScript with around 100 - 200 questions or prompts. Students could then take the assessment and at the very end of a course. After the assessment, the system would then determine which videos needs to be reviewed.

If this isn't possible, does anyone know any resources where we could test our knowledge of a programming language in some sort of quiz/code prompt format for immediate feedback? I know W3Schools have quizzes for each language but I found that they do not cover a lot of information, only the very basics. I would like some sort of assessment that would be able to determine if a student is ready to start applying for jobs or highlight areas for review.

Thanks! Var Grasshopper

1 Answer

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

I love this idea. But I am going to take this a different direction.

" I would like some sort of assessment that would be able to determine if a student is ready to start applying for jobs or highlight areas for review."

I believe a quiz cannot test this idea. Someone is ready for work as soon as they believe they are. When I built my first website for a company I believed I was ready and made an okay site. Looking back I don't believe I was ready and now I am working on redoing it BUT without that push I would not have learned a lot. There is no final exam for programming because the whole job can change in a minute. The only way to make it is keep learning and keep working.

But like I said I love this idea. My suggestion would be make a site donated to this yourself. Build a site with these quizzes and integrate it with treehouse so it recommends what content to watch. This would be amazing on a portfolio and would help students a ton. You would get a lot of great practice.

I hope this becomes something great! --Ricky