Una propuesta para la construcción de rankings de programas de pregrado en Colombia: El caso de ingeniería industrial y de sistemas

Translated title of the contribution: A new proposal to construct an undergraduate programs' ranking for Colombia: cases of industrial and systems engineering

Julio César Alonso Cifuentes, Beatriz Eugenia Gallo Cordoba, Gonzalo Vicente Ulloa Villegas

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Abstract

This document presents a proposal for using Standardized-exit exams to rank undergraduate programs. The proposed takes into account each program’s mean score, volatility, students’ proportion with scores above the national mean, and the number of students taking the exam. The document presents an application of the suggested index for two different programs in Colombia: Software Engineering and Industrial Engineering. The results show that five out of the top ten Industrial Engineering and Industrial Engineering programs are located in Bogotá (the capital). On the other hand, 40% of the top ten Industrial Engineering and Software Engineering programs are offered by public schools. Finally, 60 % of the top twenty Software Engineering programs hold a high quality accreditation. For Industrial Engineering programs 70% of the top twenty programs have the high quality accreditation. Future studies will determine the robustness of the proposed indicator to changes in its weights and its application to other professional programs and topics in standardized tests. However, this proposal represents an effort to process the results of standardized exams to provide information that can be used to compare educational programs and hence, for the assessment and formulation of educational policy.
Translated title of the contributionA new proposal to construct an undergraduate programs' ranking for Colombia: cases of industrial and systems engineering
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)133-142
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Educación en Ingeniería
Volume10
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Professional education
  • Program evaluation
  • educational indicators
  • ranking
  • Standardized exam

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