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EET Nationally-Normed Assessment Exam: First Experiences and Their Relations to ABET OutcomesIn 2010 the first production run of EET Nationally-Normed Assessment Exam developed byIEEE, SME, and ECETDHA took place with 19 different programs participating. The intent ofsuch an exam was to provide programs with reliable direct assessment tool to be used incontinuous improvement process within ABET accreditation realm. Major emphasis inpreparation and development of this exam was given to technical competencies. It is difficult toobject that such an important assessment tool provides objective measurements of students’competencies in these areas, allows for benchmarking and identifies the areas of programsimprovements.Organizing and administering such an exam revealed several observations that were successfullyturned into opportunities. It became clear that more than just technical competencies are beingassessed; the exam also provided strong indications of utilization of essential non-technicalskills.Students volunteering for the exam displayed characteristics of team work (study groups duringpreparation for the exam), engagement in life-long learning, as well as commitment to quality,timeliness and continuous improvement. These important outcomes, if not initially intended,manifested themselves during the process, and assessment and evaluation of them weresuccessfully used by the program in continuous improvement process.The paper will concentrate on the importance of the exam as an integrating factor of severalABET outcomes, both technical and non-technical, and discuss experiences of the facultyadministering the exam and students taking it.
Grinberg, I., & Land, R. E., & Hall, T. M., & Lacroix, K. A., & Macho, S., & Eastman, M. (2011, June), EET Nationally-Normed Assessment Exam: First Experiences and Their Relations to ABET Outcomes Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17810
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