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This study builds on the development and implementation of a new assessment model (referred to as SMART Assessment) that was originally tested in a Mechanics of Materials course. This new approach has been demonstrated to have very positive effects on learning, including an increase in final exam mean scores of approximately 30 points (out of 100) compared to a more traditional assessment model, as measured by a common final exam. The second course to adopt the SMART assessment model is Introduction to Dynamics. This paper outlines the modifications to the assessment model and the course structure as well as student outcomes in this course. On a common, representative final exam problem, 68.5% of students in the SMART Assessment model met a rigorous level of minimum competency, while only 27.1% of students in the traditional model met minimum competency.
Recktenwald, G., & Bush, T., & Averill, R. (2020, June), A New Assessment Model, Modified for Use in Dynamics Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34024
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