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Evaluation of Direct Assessment Tools in Electronics Engineering Technology

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Conference

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

TAC/ABET-related Outcome-based Assessment Methods and Models

Tagged Division

Engineering Technology

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

25.591.1 - 25.591.13

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https://peer.asee.org/21348

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18

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Clark D. Shaver P.E. Pittsburg State University

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Clark D. Shaver, P.E., currently serves as a professor in the Electronics Engineering Technology program at Pittsburg State University. Shaver received his master's of science and bachelor's of science, both in electrical engineering at Oklahoma State University. Shaver has worked as an Automation Engineer and as a Motor Design Engineer. Currently, his research is focused on speaker authentication systems. Shaver is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma.

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James A. Lookadoo P.E. Pittsburg State University

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James Lookadoo serves as the Program Coordinator for the Electronics Engineering Technology program at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. He has more than 25 years of service at this institution and has been an ASEE member since 1985.

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Abstract

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. https://peer.asee.org/21348

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