Work in progress - Assessing the un-assessable

William C. Lasher, Oladipo Onipede, Jr., Russell L. Warley

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ABET requires direct assessment of student outcomes. For some outcomes this can be relatively simple; for others it can be a significant challenge. The authors have been developing and implementing direct assessment instruments for several of the "un-assessable" outcomes. This includes outcomes related to life-long learning, adapting to a continuously changing work environment, and teaming. The instruments address various competencies related to each outcome at different levels according to Bloom's taxonomy, and include instruments from non-engineering courses. Preliminary results show that the instruments produce assessment results that are consistent with ad-hoc faculty observation and appear to be reliable indicators of achievement of the outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4720553
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education


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