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Adapted Mastery Grading for Statics

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Assessment & Grading in Mechanics

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Linda E. Craugh P.E. United States Naval Academy

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CDR Craugh is a Permanent Military Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the United States Naval Academy, a Surface Warfare Officer, and a registered Professional Engineer.

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This paper presents a study of an adapted mastery grading scheme applied to an introductory Statics course. Previous studies have identified student characteristics that predict performance in this course at this school. This study will compare those predictors for the entire enrollment (14 sections) of the course against those of the three sections of students subjected to the alternative grading scheme. The alternative scheme was applied to five in-class exams unique to the three sections; the final exam was common to all sections and was graded using standard partial-credit methods. Discussion of the particular implementation of the mastery grading scheme as well as student feedback will also be included.

Craugh, L. E. (2017, June), Adapted Mastery Grading for Statics Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--27536

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