San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.591.1 - 25.591.13
Evaluation of Direct Assessment Tools in Electronics Engineering Technology ABSTRACT: The Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program at Pittsburg StateUniversity (PSU) was a pilot program for an electronics engineering technology nationally-normed assessment exam in 2009. The exam, developed by IEEE, SME and the Electrical andComputer Engineering Technology Department Heads Association, was designed as a directassessment tool. PSU has used this exam now for four consecutive years. Results of this examin the PSU-EET program are discussed. How the results of the exam have been utilized inprogram improvement as well as how the exam has assisted in relation to preparation for anABET visit is also discussed. In addition to the nationally-normed exam, the EET Program at PSU has used a novel, directassessment tool over the past ten years. The usage of the two assessment tools at PSU for thepast four years has been congruent. The two tools have significant overlap in content. However,application of the two tools diverges in a few significant manners. This paper reviews bothassessment tools, their results, and how the EET program at PSU has interpreted the results. Thecongruent use of the two exams has given the PSU-EET program the unique ability to evaluatethe two tools relative to each other. Also discussed are the pedagogical changes in the EETprogram that the assessment tool results have triggered.
Shaver, C. D., & Lookadoo, J. A. (2012, June), Evaluation of Direct Assessment Tools in Electronics Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21348
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