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Estell presented at 2012 ABET symposium

Dr. John K. Estell, professor of computer science and computer engineering, was an invited presenter at the 2012 ABET symposium held April 19-21 in St. Louis, Mo.

His 90-minute presentation, “A Heuristic Approach to Assessing Student Outcomes Using Performance Vectors,” presented a methodology for systematically transforming the data collected from direct classroom assessment activities into succinct 4-tuple vectors that categorize aggregate student performance. Heuristics are then applied to these vectors, with the resultant classifications used as the basis for performing program-level outcomes assessment.

The 2012 ABET symposium featured more than 100 presentations in four educational tracks: program assessment, innovations in technical education, preparing for accreditation and program evaluator updates.  Invitations to present at the symposium are based on participant evaluation reviews from previous symposia presentations. The 2012 symposium marked the eighth time that Estell has appeared as an invited presenter.