In proceedings Best Assessment Processes Symposium IX (Apr 07) and VIII (Feb 06), sponsored by ABET and Rose-Hulman Institute, Terre Haute, IN.
Relieving the Pain of Assessing Lab Courses
Richard Layton and Patsy Brackin

In this interactive session on lab assessment, participants learn an approach for assessing program outcomes supported by laboratories. Participants apply our rubrics to sample student work to illustrate the approach and develop similar materials for their own lab courses. Activities include: modifying existing grading rubrics to include questions that address accreditation-related outcomes; writing assessment questions suitable for lab courses; summarizing and reporting assessment results; and describing methods for improving courses based on the assessment results.


Richard A. Layton
Last modified: 19 Jun 07