thinking, and requiring both written answers and an evaluation of the processes used to come to those answers further suggests a focus on higher order thinking. The curriculum and the assessment could be improved by placing more emphasis on technological capabilities.

Design Team Assessments for Engineering Students

Background

Sponsor/Creator

Transferable Integrated Design Engineering Education (TIDEE), a consortium of schools under the direction of Denny C. Davis, Washington State University

Purpose

Assess students’ knowledge, performance, and evaluation of the design process; evaluate student teamwork and communication skills

What is measured

Student knowledge and skills in engineering design

Target population

Baccalaureate engineering students

Item format

Constructed-response, team design exercise, reflective essay

Sample size

Unknown

Frequency of administration

Unknown

Availability

http://www.tidee.cea.wsu.edu/assessment-tools/

Scope

This three-part assessment was developed in 2002. The first component, intended for early-stage baccalaureate engineering students,



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