A survey on effective assessment methods to enhance student learning
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The effectiveness of eight different assessment methods - (1) seminar, (2) closed-book mid semester test, (3) open-book mid-semester test, (4) problem-based assignment, (5) presentation, (6) multiple choice question test, (7) closed-book final examination, and (8) open-book final examination - is studied in this paper. A detailed survey is conducted to thoroughly understand student needs, and the significance of assessment items and methods. Individual interviews are conducted to gather further information and clarification on the survey. Relative important index (RII) values and F-tests of all categories and groups are estimated. Recommendations are given to improve the effectiveness of various assessment methods.
Global Journal of Engineering Education
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