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Assessment and Evaluation Center - Surveys and Other Assessments

Assessment and Evaluation Center (AEC) resources for teachers and the NEES network

Below you will find details about many kinds of assessment and evaluation. In the table you will find links to content hosted on NEEShub as well as outside sources. Refer to the individual explanations for each resource for more information.

 

Webinars and Seminars

Assessment File
Seminar Assessment - Sample template

This sample survey instrument can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a seminar or webinar. The instrument is designed to measure a participant's self-report on how well the seminar communicated important information that was relevant and useful to their interests. Each webinar/seminar may have specific outcomes to measure and could be added to this template. The following examples illustrate several possibilities.

NEEShub resource
Shear Wave Velocity Profile Webinar Assessment Survey PDF
Concentrically Braced Frames Webinar Assessment Survey PDF
Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Floor Diaphragms Webinar Assessment Survey PDF
Seismic Performance of Masonry-Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames Webinar Assessment Survey PDF
NEEShub Databases and Tools: Resources for Earthquake Engineering Practice Webinar Assessment Survey PDF
Effective Force Test Methods using Robust Loop-Shaping Force Feedback Controller Webinar Assessment Survey PDF
Use of DataStore Webinar Assessment Survey PDF
results PDF
Seismic Stability of Levees Resting Atop Peat Soil Webinar Assessment Survey PDF

 

NEEShub Boot Camps

Assessment File
NEEShub Berkeley, CA Boot Camp Assessment Feb. 2013
Survey PDF
NEEShub Austin, TX Boot Camp Simulation July 2012 Results PDF
NEEShub Morning Boot Camp Survey Session 1 July 2012 Survey PDF
NEEShub Morning Boot Camp Survey Session 2 July 2012
Survey PDF
NEEShub Morning Boot Camp Survey Session 3b July 2012
Survey PDF
Quake Summit 2013 Boot Camp Session Survey Results: Project Warehouse & Databases
Results PDF
Quake Summit 2013 Boot Camp Session Survey Results: Data Upload & Visualization
Results PDF
Quake Summit 2013 Boot Camp Session Survey Results: Simulation
Results PDF
NEEShub Morgan State University Boot Camp Simulation Feb. 2013 Results PDF
NEEShub UTEP Boot Camp Simulation Nov. 2012 Results PDF

 

K-12

Assessment File
NEES@Buffalo Facility Tour Assessment
Assessment to determine the quality and impact of NEES educational tours at the NEES@Buffalo / SEESL (Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory) facility.
Survey PDF
NEES@Buffalo Science Evaluation Day 2013 Evaluation Results PDF
Summary of K-12 Learning Modules and Activities at NEEScomm Results PDF
RPI Centrifuge Lab Survey Survey PDF
Sample Post Survey To Be Used With "Become An Engineer" Resource

The large Wave Tank is used in a number of school programs and public outreach events. The learning experience is based on the learning object “Become an Engineer”. This sample survey was designed for short outreach events targeting middle school science students. This NEEShub resource represents a collection of questions used at these various events and can be modified to meet the desired outcomes of others events.

The sample to the right provides additional examples used at various NEES sites.

NEESHub resource
  • Questions for Klondike Middle School Science Class After Wave Tank Lessons
Survey PDF
  • Battleground Wave Tank Assessment Oct. 2011
Results PDF
  • Science Bound Wave Tank Assessment Oct. 2011
Results PDF
  • Plainfield AP Physics Wave Tank Assessment Nov. 2011
Results PDF
Oregon Wave Lab Post-Tour Survey and results 2012 Survey PDF
Results PDF
Evaluaton PDF
Oregon Wave Lab Post-Tsunami Structure Challenge Survey Survey PDF
Oregon Wave Lab FolkLife Survey Survey PDF
NEES@Berkeley Teacher Program Evaluation

NEES@Berkeley, in conjunction with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center (PEER), runs an education program consisting of two components: 1) a lecture and activity session at the classroom of an interested teacher, and 2) a field trip to attend the PEER Earthquake Simulator Laboratory and NEES@Berkeley Laboratory at UC Berkeley.

For more information visit http://peer.berkeley.edu/education/k-12_outreach_program.html.

This survey is provided to the teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of the education program.

Survey PDF
NEES@Berkeley High School Student Evaluation

NEES@Berkeley, in conjunction with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center (PEER), runs an education program consisting of two components: 1) a lecture and activity session at the classroom of an interested teacher, and 2) a field trip to attend the PEER Earthquake Simulator Laboratory and NEES@Berkeley Laboratory at UC Berkeley.

For more information visit http://peer.berkeley.edu/education/k-12_outreach_program.html.

This survey is provided to the students to assess student learning outcomes and to evaluate the effectiveness of the education program.

NEEShub resource
NEES@Santa Barbara 2013 6th grade assessment Survey PDF
NEES@UTEP Discover-E Program

Survey administered after participants toured the Structural Health Monitoring and Dynamic Testing Laboratory at UTEP

Survey docx
Results PDF

 

REU

Assessment File
2013 NEES REU Annual Meeting Summary Report Summary PDF
2013 NEES REU Final Program Evaluation Report Summary PDF
2013 NEES REU Annual Meeting Survey Instrument Survey PDF
2013 REU Orientation Evaluation Report Summary PDF
2013 REU Orientation Survey Instrument Survey PDF
2012 NEES REU Final Program Evaluation

The NEESreu program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) is a dynamic 10-week summer research program for upper division undergraduate students interested in Civil, Electrical or Computer Engineering, and other fields related to seismic risk mitigation

REU participants are paired with a faculty advisor and join a NEES research team. Students learn to conduct independent research and how to participate effectively as a research team member.

This survey was completed by each REU student at the end of their summer REU experience.

Summary PDF
2012 NEES REU Online Orientation Survey Survey
2012 NEES REU Post YRS Survey

The NEESreu program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) is a dynamic 10-week summer research program for upper division undergraduate students interested in Civil, Electrical or Computer Engineering, and other fields related to seismic risk mitigation

REU participants are paired with a faculty advisor and join a NEES research team. Students learn to conduct independent research and how to participate effectively as a research team member.

Students prepare posters of their research that are presented at the end of the program at the Young Researchers Symposium Program.

This survey was given at the conclusion of the Young Researchers Symposium.

Survey PDF
2012 NEES REU Post Site Orientation Survey Survey PDF
2012 NEES REU Midsummer Meeting Summary Report Summary PDF
2012 NEES REU Annual Meeting Summary Report Summary PDF
Results xlsx
2012 NEES REU Young Researchers' Symposium Summary Report Summary PDF
Results xlsx
2011 NEES REU Poster Rubric

The NEESreu program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) is a dynamic 10-week summer research program for upper division undergraduate students interested in Civil, Electrical or Computer Engineering, and other fields related to seismic risk mitigation

REU participants are paired with a faculty advisor and join a NEES research team. Students learn to conduct independent research and how to participate effectively as a research team member.

Students prepare posters of their research that are presented at the end of the program at the Young Researchers Symposium Program held in Santa Barbara, California in August 2011.

This rubric was used to determine posters winners from the REU 2011 program.

NEEShub resource
2011 REU Final Program Evaluation

The NEESreu program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) is a dynamic 10-week summer research program for upper division undergraduate students interested in Civil, Electrical or Computer Engineering, and other fields related to seismic risk mitigation

REU participants are paired with a faculty advisor and join a NEES research team. Students learn to conduct independent research and how to participate effectively as a research team member.

This survey was completed by each REU student at the end of their summer REU experience.

NEEShub resource
2011 Young Researchers Symposium Final Survey

The NEESreu program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) is a dynamic 10-week summer research program for upper division undergraduate students interested in Civil, Electrical or Computer Engineering, and other fields related to seismic risk mitigation

REU participants are paired with a faculty advisor and join a NEES research team. Students learn to conduct independent research and how to participate effectively as a research team member.

Students prepare posters of their research that are presented at the end of the program at the Young Researchers Symposium Program held in Santa Barbara, California in August 2011.

This survey was given at the conclusion of the Young Researchers Symposium.

NEEShub resource
2011 REU Poster Exit Survey

Students in the Summer 2011 Summer Program participated in an experimental version of a virtual poster session implemented in a 3D virtual world called Quakequest.

The survey was designed as a post evaluation to capture students' self report about their experience. Its primary goal is a formative assessment to help us improve the system. The driving questions to be evaluated by the survey include:

  1. Do students perceive learning from their peers by preparing, sharing and reviewing drafts of their research results? (learning)
  2. Does the experience provide formative feedback they can use to improve the quality of their experience? (learning)
  3. What challenges do students experience using the virtual world? (usability)

The results of this survey provide valuable information used to redesign the system for future uses.

NEEShub resource
NEES REU Longitudinal Survey Survey PDF

 

Workshops / Conferences

Assessment File
OpenSees progress and training 2012-2013 Summary PDF
Quake Summit 2013 Questionnaire
The NEES QuakeSummit 2013 meeting was an opportunity to bring researchers (plus graduate students) and site operations professionals together to review state of the are research methods and results. 

The post event survey was administered electronically using the NEEShub survey tool. All participants were recruited with an email requesting their participation in the survey (See Doc and Attachments section). The survey attempts to gather data to answer the following questions. 

1. Who participated? (Demographic information )
2. What portions of the meeting did the participant attend?
3. What was the quality of the Plenary session? (topics, depth, relevance to community, time)
4. What was the quality of the technical sessions? (topics, depth, relevance to community, time)
5. What was the quality of the NEEShub Training Sessions? (Introduction, advanced topics, Diagnosis/Support)?
6. What are participants' perceptions of their ability to use the NEEShub following the training session?
7. Are the supporting documents sufficient?
8. Was the registration process clear and efficient?
9. Was the accommodations and meeting facilities adequate?
Schedule PDF
Assessment PDF
Teacher Workshop About Earthquake Engineering
Evaluation
Survey PDF
Hybrid Simulation Workshop Evaluation - Portugal
This evaluation for Mini-­Symposium on Hybrid Simulation at Universidade do Minho in Guimaraes, Portugal on October 2-­3, 2012.
Survey PDF
NEES@Berkeley - Fragility Workshop Evaluation
This evaluation for the Workshop on Fragility of Electrical Equipment and components at UC Berkeley's Richmond Field Station (PEER and nees@berkeley laboratories) on June 20-21, 2012.  To view the meeting agenda and other details, visit: http://nees.berkeley.edu/Events/201206b--workshop-fragility/index.shtml
Survey PDF
NEES@Berkeley - 10th Hybrid Simulation Workshop July 2012
Suggestion and evaluation questionnaire
Survey PDF
NEES@Berkeley - 10th Hybrid Simulation Workshop July 2012
Suggestion and evaluation questionnaire analysis
Results PDF
Quake Summit 2012 Questionnaire
The NEES QuakeSummit 2012 meeting was an opportunity to bring researchers (plus graduate students) and site operations professionals together to review state of the are research methods and results.

The post event survey was administered electronically using the NEEShub survey tool. All participants were recruited with an email requesting their participation in the survey (See Doc and Attachments section). The survey attempts to gather data to answer the following questions.

1. Who participated? (Demographic information )
2. What portions of the meeting did the participant attend?
3. What was the quality of the Plenary session? (topics, depth, relevance to community, time)
4. What was the quality of the technical sessions? (topics, depth, relevance to community, time)
5. What was the quality of the NEEShub Training Sessions? (Introduction, advanced topics, Diagnosis/Support)?
6. What are participants' perceptions of their ability to use the NEEShub following the training session?
7. Are the supporting documents sufficient?
8. Was the registration process clear and efficient?
9. Was the accommodations and meeting facilities adequate?
Assessment PDF
EOT Workshop Assessment - July 9th, 2012 Results PDF
EOT Workshop 2012 Postcard Assessment Results ZIP
RDV Workshop Assessment - July 11, 2012 Results PDF
NEES@Berkeley Teacher Workshop Evaluation

NEES@Berkeley in conjunction with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center (PEER) runs an education program consisting of two components: 1) a lecture and activity session at the classroom of an interested teacher, and 2) a field trip to attend the PEER Earthquake Simulator Laboratory and NEES@Berkeley Laboratory at UC Berkeley.

For more information visit http://peer.berkeley.edu/education/k-12_outreach_program.html

This survey is provided to the teachers to assess student learning outcomes and to evaluate the effectiveness of the education program.

NEEShub resource
Quake Summit 2011 Student Questionnaire

Quake Summit 2011 was held in June 2011 in Buffalo. This was a partnership between NEES and MCEER.

As part of the annual meeting, a student symposium was held. This survey is the specific part of the feedback form which deals with the student symposium.

NEEShub resource
Quake Summit 2011 Main Questionnaire

The NEES 2011 Summit was an opportunity to bring researchers (plus graduate students) and site operations professionals together to review state of the are research methods and results.

The post event survey was administered electronically using the NEEShub survey tool. All participants were recruited with an email requesting their participation in the survey (See Doc and Attachments section). The survey attempts to gather data to answer the following questions.


1. Who participated? (Demographic information )
2. What portions of the meeting did the participant attend?
3. What was the quality of the Plenary session? (topics, depth, relevance to community, time)
4. What was the quality of the technical sessions? (topics, depth, relevance to community, time)
5. What was the quality of the NEEShub Training Sessions? (Introduction, advanced topics, Diagnosis/Support)?
6. What are participantrsquo;s perceptions of their ability to use the NEEShub following the training session?
7. Are the supporting documents sufficient?
8. Was the registration process clear and efficient?
9. Was the accommodations and meeting facilities adequate?

Results of this event will be analyzed and reported in the NEEScomm 2012 annual report.

NEEShub resource
Quake Summit 2011 Field Trip Questionnaire

Quake Summit 2011 was held in June 2011 in Buffalo. This was a partnership between NEES and MCEER. As part of the annual meeting, an opportunity was available for participants to tour the NEES@Buffalo research site.

The goal of this survey was to measure participants' persception of the utility and interest in the event. This survey is the specific part of the feedback form which deals with the optional field trip. Participants were recruited to participate through an email solicitation several days after the event.

NEEShub resource
Quake Summit 2011 Committee Meetings Questionnaire

Quake Summit 2011 was held in June 2011 in Buffalo. This was a partnership between NEES and MCEER.

As part of the annual meeting, NEES held their annual committee meetings. This survey is the specific part of the feedback form which deals with the NEES committee meetings.

NEEShub resource
Quake Summit 2011 ASCE Questionnaire

Quake Summit 2011 was held in June 2011 in Buffalo. This was a partnership between NEES and MCEER.

As part of the annual meeting,ASCE presented professional development for practitioners. This survey is the specific part of the feedback form which deals with the professional development.

NEEShub resource
Seismic Workshop Summer 2011 Post Reflection Survey

This three day workshop matched nine high school teachers with 6 earthquake engineering graduate students to design science inquiry lessons based on field seismic experimentation methods.

The major objectives for the event was to

1. Raise teachers awareness of NEES, earthquake engineering

2. Apply experimental methods used by earthquake engineers to measure mechanical properties of soil in the field

3. Interpret seismic data using various visualization methods

4. Be confident in their ability to use the experimental techniques and data analysis methods with their students.

The post workshop evaluation was designed to be a short measure of teachers perception of engineering and their perception of their readiness to use the learning materials in their classroom. Open responses questions to gather general information about what they liked/disliked about the workshop and recommendations for change.

A longer version of the survey was initially designed to capture more details about teachers' readiness to use the material in the classroom and their understanding of what is engineering and their intentions to refine their approach to teaching based on their experiences in the workshop.

NEEShub resource
NEEShub Session Feedback Questionnaire 2011

NEEShub Boot Camp sessions took place at the NEES/MCEER Annual Meeting held in Buffalo on June 10, 2011.

Three Boot Camp sessions occurred based on NEEShub experience level. The sessions were hand-on training for researchers and graduate students that introduced NEEShub features for facilitating research.

NEEShub resource

 

Higher Education

Assessment File
Wood Education Institute Virtual Classroom Post Survey

The Wood Education Institute (WEI) online course materials were blended into several undergraduate civil engineering course. The materials were evaluated based on four major dimensions.

Students’ perceptions of these dimensions are the primary indicators of success of the materials. Additional assessments of learning are also being used to evaluate knowledge-based performance.

Data reported in – Gershfeld, M., Chadwell, C. and Brophy, S. (2012). Online modules for wood design courses through NEEShub. Conference Proceeding of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference.

http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/8/papers/4533/view

Survey PDF
WEI Online Learning Module Survey

The Wood Education Institute produced a series of online video-based learning modules on designing wood structures and delivered in the NEESacademy Learning Managment System (powered by Moodle). The modules were blended into a third year course Design course in Civil Engineering. Students watched the video before lecture, participated in lecture/discussion, then applied this knowledge in a 2 hour design lab.

This Exit Survey was designed to measure students percpeptions of the utility of these modules to support their learning and the benefits of the instructional approach. The survey was used as part of an overall course evaluation method. Students were recruited to complete this survey via email.

Survey PDF
Engineering Ambassador Evaluation Instrument

This survey aims to evaluate the impact of serving as an engineering ambassador on student development. Questions address gains in self efficacy; interest in pursuing undergraduate research and graduate school; and skills that promote leadership such as communication, delegation, teamwork, flexibility, time-management, decision making, and problem solving.

NEES Ambassdors deliver education and outreach at NEES laboratories, at K-12 schools, and at free-choice learning venues such as science fairs and festivals. The Ambassador Programs have a beneficial impact on the participating ambassadors through development of leadership skills, professional skills, self confidence, exposure to NEES research, and the satisfaction of giving back to the community. This survey attempts to measure those gains. Portions of the survey are based on the AWE Undergraduate STEM Mentor Post-Participation Survey and the PDQ Leadership Survey found at http://www.engr.psu.edu/awe/.

Survey PDF

 

Papers

Title File
Using Educational "Hands-On" Experimental Tools to Introduce Math, Science, and Engineering Concepts to K-16 Students (Research to Practice) - 120th ASEE Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia download PDF
Multi-Institutional Physical Modeling Learning Environment for Geotechnical Engineering Education - 120th ASEE Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia download PDF
Waves of Engineering: Using a mini-wave flume to foster engineering literacy - 120th ASEE Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia download PDF
Visualization Tools and Online Courses for Teaching About Earthquakes - 120th ASEE Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia download PDF
Make Your Own Earthquake - 120th ASEE Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia download PDF
Challenge-based instruction for civil engineering dynamics course - 120th ASEE Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia download PDF
Integration of Remote Major Research Instrumentation in Undergraduate Civil Engineering Education - 120th ASEE Annual Conference, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia download PDF

 

Others

Assessment File
Flip Book Hit Counts Survey PDF
Folklife Mini-Wave Flume Summary Report Summary PDF
University of Minnesota Tour Assessment

Prior to hosting each group, discussion takes place to discuss the goals of the visit from their perspective.

At the conclusion of the visit, a poll is initiated to see how our tour and presentation met their representatives goals.

Survey PDF
MAST Laboratory Assessment

Survey and compiled responses from the MAST Laboratory survey at the University of Minnesota.

Results PDF
Assessing Women and Men in Engineering
AWEC and CWISE Logos


These tools are assessments that were developed by The Pennsylvania State University and University of Missouri, funded by the National Science Foundation (HRD 0120642 and HRD 0607081) and with supplemental funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Some examples that are included are Diversity Activity Surveys, Classroom Environment Surveys, Applying Research to Practice tools.

You will need to complete a free online registration when you first access the site.

open website
NEES-R Investigators Longitudinal Study Results PDF
STPI - July 2011 Questionnaire

As the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) approaches the end of its seventh year of operation, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has tasked the Science and Technology Policy Institute/IDA (STPI) with identifying potential scenarios for the future of NSF-supported earthquake engineering facilities (NSF 10-071 Dear Colleague Letter).

To help with this task, STPI requested that the current manager of NEES operations, NEEScomm, prepare a retrospective self-study report on the successes and lessons learned managing the NEES network and IT infrastructure.

Without a question, an important component of the NEES legacy is all the investigators who received their PhDs through work in NEES research. Additionally, there have been many other MS graduate students and undergraduate students who have been trained in NEES, as well as postdoctoral and other international researchers. NEEScomm polled NEES equipment sites and NEESR PIs to identify graduate students who have participated in NEES research.

NEEShub resource