Title

Adaptive Comparative Judgment as a Tool for Assessing Open-ended Design Problems and Model Eliciting Activities

Keywords

adaptive comparative judgement, middle school, technology education, engineering education

Abstract

We investigated the use of adaptive comparative judgment to evaluate the middle school student learning, engagement, and experience with the design process in an open-ended problem assigned in a technology and engineering education course. Our results indicate that the adaptive comparative judgment tool effectively facilitated the grading of the students’ products and improved the judges’ understanding of the processes the students used to arrive at their solutions. We found the reliability and validity of the tool to be acceptable and the outcomes of our study suggest that there is justification for the use of the adaptive comparative judgment method to assess student learning outcomes at multiple levels of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.

Original Publication Citation

Bartholomew, S. R., Nadelson, L. S., Goodridge, W. H., & Reeve, E. (2018). Adaptive Comparative Judgment as a tool for assessing open-ended design problems and model eliciting activities. Educational Assessment, 23(2), 85–101.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-03-05

Publisher

Educational Assessment

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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