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MEASURING COMPUTER SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE LEVEL
OF HUNGARIAN STUDENTS SPECIALIZED IN INFORMATICS WITH ROMANIAN STUDENTS
ATTENDING A SCIENCE COURSE OR A MATHEMATICS-INFORMATICS COURSE**

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ABSTRACT **

An
analysis of Information Technology knowledge of Hungarian and Romanian students
was made with the help of a self developed web based Informatics Test.
The goal of this research is an analysis of the
Computer Science knowledge level of Hungarian and Romanian students
attending a Science course or a Mathematics-Informatics
course. Analysed was how effectively can
students from different grades answer questions dealing with different subjects.
**After having evaluated the test results
correctness of the original presumption emerged. **Significance
level was 5% through the analysis. It was found significant divergence in
knowledge of Hungarian students and Romanian students
attending a science course (Profil Real) and a Mathematics-Informatics course.
Romanian students attending a science course and a Mathematics-Informatics
course scored higher in programming than their Hungarian counterparts
specialized in Informatics in the 11^{th} grade. After the
calculating values of the partial correlation we have got same results by
subjects too.

After the evaluation a final conclusion can be made: Romanian students of the Real Profile have the same or more practice in programming than Hungarian students specialized in Informatics, though the latters have the same or higher Computer Science knowledge level. Unfortunately, Hungarian teachers concentrate on word processing and spreadsheet calculation and teach programming just for the students specialized in Informatics, although algorithm thinking would be important for every student before finishing secondary school.