Use of New Methodologies for Students Assessment in Large Groups in Engineering Education

B. Tormos, H. Climent, P. Olmeda, F. Arnau

Abstract

In this paper, a student evaluation methodology which applies the concept of continuous assessment proposed by Bologna is presented for new degrees in higher education. An important part of the student's final grade is based on the performance of several individual works throughout the semester. The paper shows the correction system used which is based on using a spreadsheet with macros and a template in which the student provides the solution of each task. The employ of this correction system together with the available e-learning platform allows the teachers to perform automatic tasks evaluations compatible with courses with large number of students. The paper also raises the different solutions adopted to avoid plagiarism and to try that the final grade reflects, as closely as possible, the knowledge acquired by the students.


Keywords

Assessment methodology; Large groups; Technical subjects; Continuous assessment

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