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Abstract Title: Evaluation of Student Self-Assessment in a Competency-based IPLS Course
Abstract: The students enrolled in the Physics for Life Science course sequence at Mercy College are preparing for futures in medicine or other health fields.  Course learning outcomes are physics competencies framed to be supportive of health profession skills, and the course grade is now largely dependent on achievement of these learning outcomes.  Assignment rubrics aligned to the learning outcomes were used to assess competence.    In an effort to improve student performance, by helping students focus on these competence learning skills and monitor their own progress, assignment self-assessment checklists,  aligned with the assessment rubrics, were required with submission of each major assignment. An analysis was done comparing the competencies displayed in the semester-long student projects this year and the previous two years.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

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Primary Contact: Nancy Beverly
Mercy College