Design of the Performance Evaluation Indicators for Tunnel Engineering Course


The world is increasingly challengeable. High education would play an active role in this situation. As a traditional course needs redesigning, well-designed assessment for the course is necessary. Here is the design of the performance evaluation indicators for the Tunnel Engineering course at Chang’an University in China. Following the student-centred principle, an assessment system integrating students’ learning and teacher’s instruction grading is proposed to improve the course implementation. The student and teacher performance indicators focus on the students learning process and levels assessing, with the reference of the Bloom’s taxonomy rubrics. 12 indexes are designed for learning performance to evaluate student’s initiative, learning process and achievements, respectively. An indicator’s grading is presented with the formative and summative assessments in an integrated dynamic mode. 10 indexes are applied in instruction performance grading in terms of the quality of preparation, class presentation, student’s learning objective assigning, and the feedback, evaluation and instruction to student performance, respectively. The teacher’s procedural performance is adjusted according to student’s feedback, the effect of motivating and improving student’s learning activities, while the final evaluation of a teacher’s performance is checked with learning achievements on specified objectives. The quantitative or qualitative grading value for an indicator has been tuned both during instruction and at the end of a course or unit. The 12-year-practice results show that the designed evaluation indicators can provide connection between the course objectives and instruction and it is beneficial for evaluating and ultimately improving this connection to flexibly apply the evaluation indicators.

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Jianqin Ma, Chang’an University, China

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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Ma J. (2023) Design of the Performance Evaluation Indicators for Tunnel Engineering Course ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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