—There are many approaches in assessing students’
ability in object-oriented programming, but little research has
been discussed concerning the evaluation of novices’ ability in
applying object-oriented fundamental concepts in their source
code. The main purpose of this study is to construct and validate
through expert consensus, a set of evaluation criteria for
assessing novices’ ability through evaluation of the application
of object-oriented concepts in program source code. These
evaluation criteria are derived based on the common
fundamental object-oriented concepts based on Malaysian
object-oriented programming syllabuses. A three-round Delphi
approach has been chosen in establishing the consensus and
participated by a number of OOP experts. Based on the Delphi
study, sixteen evaluation criteria have been established for
assessing novices’ ability in applying fundamental
object-oriented concepts. The proposed evaluation criteria were
then validated by associating them with established related
object-oriented design heuristics and object-oriented design
—Object-oriented programming, programming
assessment, Delphi approach, object-oriented concepts.
Norazlina Khamis is with the Faculty of Computing and Informatics,
Universiti Malaysia Sabah Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,
Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Norazlina Khamis, "Establishing Evaluation Criteria for Assessing Novices‟ Ability in Applying Object-Oriented Concept Using Delphi Approach," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 543-549, 2016.