Fair Assessment Method Reflecting Individual Ability in Capstone Design Course

캡스톤 디자인 수업에서 개인 능력을 반영하는 공정한 평가 방법

  • Kim, Jongwan (Division of Computer and Information Engineering, Daegu University)
  • 김종완 (대구대학교 컴퓨터정보공학부)
  • Received : 2019.01.03
  • Accepted : 2019.02.16
  • Published : 2019.03.31


Capstone design is a subject taught in a setting where students gather in a team, decide on their own selected topic, and collaborate with one another to perform a project. A fair assessment is very important in a team project-based capstone design course for students. Many instructors agree that harmonizing creative evaluation and outcome assessment is hard in capstone design class. In also, it is not easy to assess students' individual efforts and achievements fairly in accordance with team-based assessment practices. To resolve this issue in this paper, we have surveyed various engineering design education methodologies, and have modelled existing evaluating elements into a modified creative process and outcome assessment framework for team project assessment. In particular, we focused on a method of fairly assigning credits by combining team based and individual-level assessments. Analyzing students' achievement and grade evaluation and verifying the validity of the proposed method was performed.

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Fig. 1 Modified creative process and outcome assessment framework in engineering design course

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Fig. 2 Key features of completed prototype and attachment to vehicle

Table 1 Assessment traits and decision criteria in the brainstorming phase

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Table 2 Assessment traits and decision criteria in the building phase

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Table 3 Assessment traits and decision criteria in the demonstration phase

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Table 4 Individual assessment traits and decision criteria

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Table 5 Statistics for the survey taken after final presentation

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Table 6 Statistical comparison of survey in 2014 and 2016

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Table 7 Correlation matrix for 3 grading components in 2014 class

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Table 8 Correlation matrix for 3 grading components in 2015 class

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Table 9 Correlation matrix for 3 grading components in 2016 class

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Table 10 Individual grading for each team in 2016 class

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Supported by : Daegu University


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