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This descriptive study utilized a validated instrument to determine the factors that affect failing a programming skill examination. Through this finding, the study attempted to provide solutions to address the concerns of the students. The top three reasons why students failed the programming skill examination were the insufficient time dedicated to programming courses, self-inefficacy in programming, and unmatched question-time allotment. Overall, respondents attributed their failed mark in programming skill examination to question-related factors. This was confirmed through the use of regression analysis. Hence, it was concluded that students failed the programming skill examination because the perceived ability of the students in the programming skill examination did not correspond with the degree of difficulty of the programming skill examination questions. Further, the null hypothesis stating that student-related concerns do not predict the number of times the programming skill examination would be taken was partially rejected. Hence, it was recommended that the programming skill examination questions be calibrated based on the ability of the students. Future research directions were also presented.
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