Self-assessment by students: An effective, valid, and simple tool?

Sudhir Mehta, Scott Danielson

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This paper gives a progress report of work investigating self-assessment of knowledge by engineering students. Initial results indicate this technique has promise as a tool for assessment of student learning as well as teaching a life-long learning skill. Thus, the technique could be useful for accreditation efforts under ABET 2000. Data from student self-assessment in a senior-level mechanical engineering class were gathered in Spring 1998 (and will continue in Spring 1999). Results from four "in-semester" and a cumulative self-assessment done at the final exam are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4387-4392
Number of pages6
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education to Serve the World - Cahrlotte, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 23 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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