Date of this Version
DBER Presentation, Sept. 1, 2016. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Is there a correlation between a student's spatial abilities and her ability in programming? Spatial abilities are measured through the R-PSVT, and CS programming ability is measured the 2009 AP CS MC questions
If yes, can we increase programming success through the teaching of spatial skills?
Spatial training seemed to be correlated with better CS gains, and in particular helped Hispanic women and students from low SES backgrounds
We measured code reading, but taught code writing
Differing student demographics for the 2 sessions