Pre-Assessment Questionnaire

This questionnaire is designed to help teachers gauge the prior knowledge of learners in an introductory JavaScript programming workshop. You can use it as a starting point for creating a rubric of your own.

  • Which of these best describes your previous experience with programming in general?
    • I have none.
    • I have written a few lines now and again.
    • I have written programs for my own use that are a couple of pages long.
    • I have written and maintained larger pieces of software.
  • Which of these best describes your previous experience with programming in JavaScript?
    • I have none.
    • I have written a few lines now and again.
    • I have written programs for my own use that are a couple of pages long.
    • I have written and maintained larger pieces of software.
  • Which of these best describes how easily you could write JavaScript to find the largest number in a list?
    • I wouldn’t know where to start.
    • I could struggle through by trial and error with a lot of web searches.
    • I could do it quickly with little or no use of external help.
  • Which of these best describes how easily you could write JavaScript to capitalize all of the titles in a web page?
    • I wouldn’t know where to start.
    • I could struggle through by trial and error with a lot of web searches.
    • I could do it quickly with little or no use of external help.
  • Why do you want to take this training course?