Performance and authentic assessment in a mechanical engineering course Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © WIETE 2018. Performance and authentic assessment is presented in this article as an option to promote the development of the skills specified in a mechanical engineering course. The study was conducted from a qualitative research perspective for a group of 22 students in their final semesters in a course on the design and simulation of machine elements. A performance rubric was designed to estimate progress and provide feedback. Among the main results was that performance levels, some of them higher than expected, could be detected, allowing students to appreciate in detail their progress in proficiency levels related to skills required for graduation. In this article, the process of designing the assessment is discussed, and its scope in determining learning outcomes.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2018