ERIC Number: EJ1173801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Adaptive Comparative Judgment as a Tool for Assessing Open-Ended Design Problems and Model Eliciting Activities
Bartholomew, Scott R.; Nadelson, Louis S.; Goodridge, Wade H.; Reeve, Edward M.
Educational Assessment, v23 n2 p85-101 2018
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.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Evaluative Thinking, Learner Engagement, Design, Technology Education, Engineering, Problem Solving, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Judges, Reliability, Validity, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, STEM Education, Grade 7, Grade 8, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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