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Follow-up on Rubric-Based Assessment of Student Outcomes by Senior-Year Graduation Design Project and Continuing to Improve by Performance Indicator Breakdown-Based Assessment

  • Ebru Dulekgurgen
  • Cigdem Yangin-Gomec
  • Özlem Karahan Özgün
  • Basak Aydin
  • Huseyin Guven
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)

Abstract

The study is a follow-up on rubric-based assessment of level of attainment of Student Outcomes (SOs) in Environmental Engineering undergraduate education by the senior-year Graduation Design Project (GDP): the focal points are the process of and results from incorporation of additional assessment tools and implementation of “Performance Indicator (PI)-breakdown” to continue improving the SO Assessment and Evaluation (A&E) process. For several consecutive cycles, A&E to define attainment level of total of seven SOs by the GDP gave results below the set thresholds for some of them (SO1, 5, 8), which indicated a discrepancy and a need for improvement in the assessment tools and processes. Accordingly, two remedial actions were undertaken to meet those needs and the SOs were re-assessed. Results of the previous and improved SO A&E process revealed a clear progress in SO attainment addressed by the GDP, from 2014–15 to 2015–16, upon choice and addition of other tools. Yet, those still gave a general sense of deficiencies at SO-level. Therefore, some additional tools were added and the “PI-breakdown”-based approach was implemented. Those informative results are combined successfully with the formerly improved SO A&E process, facilitating attainment of more realistic results and further fine tuning of the SO A&E process.

Keywords

Assessment and Evaluation (A&E) Engineering education Environmental Management Considerations (EMC) Graduation design project Performance Indicator (PI) Problem/design-based learning Student Outcome (SO) Rubric 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ebru Dulekgurgen
    • 1
  • Cigdem Yangin-Gomec
    • 1
  • Özlem Karahan Özgün
    • 1
  • Basak Aydin
    • 1
  • Huseyin Guven
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Engineering Department, Faculty of Civil EngineeringIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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