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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2024, 7(3); doi: 10.25236/FER.2024.070325.

Exploration and practice of assessment mode reform in hydraulic experiment course


Qiang Zhang, Yin Wang, Baiquan Chen

Corresponding Author:
Qiang Zhang

College of Hydrodynamic and Ecology Engineering, Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang, 330099, China


The hydraulic experiment course aims to help students understand and master the principles of hydraulics through practical operations, but the existing assessment methods have issues such as being too singular and not comprehensive. This paper discusses the problems with hydraulic experiment assessments and proposes corresponding reform plans. It introduces a combined assessment reform plan of formative and summative evaluations, aiming to comprehensively assess students’ experimental skills, theoretical application ability, and innovation capacity. This plan has been implemented in the major of hydraulic and hydropower engineering at Nanchang Institute of Technology and has achieved good results. The reform aims to improve the quality of hydraulic experiment teaching and cultivate students’ experimental skills and scientific research abilities.


hydraulic experiment, assessment reform, formative evaluation, summative evaluation, teaching quality

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Qiang Zhang, Yin Wang, Baiquan Chen. Exploration and practice of assessment mode reform in hydraulic experiment course. Frontiers in Educational Research (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 3: 147-151. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2024.070325.


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