Faculty Advisor

Gennert, Michael A.


Currently CS2135, "Programming Language Concepts," takes an "over-the-hood" approach to the Scheme programming language. This report shows, through both quantitative and qualitative methods, that a new "under-the-hood" version of this course taught in C-Term 2000, developed by an MQP team here at WPI, was successful from academic, student, and teaching standpoints. There was a significant increase in the mean final grade and a lower drop rate in C-Term 2000 as compared to the previous run of this course in C-Term 1999. Results from the students' bluesheets were about the same. And finally, the Professor (Michael Gennert) was very happy with the new course upon its completion.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science