Assessing students' performance on material technology course through direct and indirect methods

Roszilah Hamid, Siti Nur Eliane Suriane M Shokri, Shahrizan Baharom, Nuraini Khatimin

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Student performance of technical expertise at the end of the learning process is very important. The achievement of Course Outcomes (COs) must be tracked every semester and counteractive action must be carried out if the achievement does not meet the performance criteria that has been set. This paper will assess student performance for each CO for the course, Material Technology using direct and indirect assessment and triangulation as the result of continuous quality improvement (CQI). Direct assessment was measured using assignment, final examination, project presentation and laboratory report, while indirect assessment was measured using a pre-Test and post-Test survey. The item constructs of pretest and post-Test questionnaires were validated using the Rasch measurement model. The direct and indirect assessments were compared and the results revealed that differences exist between students' perception of their learning and their actual learning. The findings indicate that there is an inconsistency between students' perception of their learning (indirect assessment) and their attainment of knowledge and practical skills as rated by their lecturers (direct assessment). Thus, indirect measurement alone is not a valid measure of student learning achievement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-196
Number of pages12
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume24
Issue numberApril
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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Keywords

  • Course Outcomes (CO)
  • Direct Assessment
  • Indirect Assessment
  • Material Technology Course

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Assessing students' performance on material technology course through direct and indirect methods. / Hamid, Roszilah; Shokri, Siti Nur Eliane Suriane M; Baharom, Shahrizan; Khatimin, Nuraini.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 24, No. April, 01.04.2016, p. 185-196.

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