Evolution of Informatics Maturity Exams and Challenge for Learning Programming

  • Jonas Blonskis
  • Valentina Dagienė
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4226)


Informatics as a compulsory course of comprehensive school curricula has been taught for three decades. The maturity exam in informatics was established in 1995, although its content has been changed several times since then. This paper analyzes the conception of the maturity exams in informatics and provides explanations of the examination’s structure, content, and goals. Exams in informatics have a double mission: to evaluate students’ knowledge and skills and to encourage teachers and students toward the study of informatics. Considering that programming as a branch is fairly important to the state’s economy, the decision was made to establish a special exam in programming. This paper presents the results of the pilot exam in programming.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonas Blonskis
    • 1
  • Valentina Dagienė
    • 2
  1. 1.Kaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and InformaticsVilnius UniversityVilniusLithuania

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