An Approach for a more Objective Evaluation of Practical Projects, Used in the Training Process


  • Emil Delinov 46, Korab planina Str. 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Avram Eskenazi Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 8 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


Project Based Training, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Analytic Hierarchy Process - AHP, Application of AHP, Aggregating Individual Judgments, Aggregating Individual Priorities


Well–prepared, adaptive and sustainably developing specialists
are an important competitive advantage, but also one of the main challenges
for businesses. One option of the education system for creation and development
of staff adequate to the needs is the development of pro jects with
topics from real economy ("Practical Projects").

The objective assessment is an essential driver and motivator, and is based on
a system of well-chosen, well-defined and specific criteria and indicators.
An approach to a more objective evaluation of practical projects is finding more
objective weights of the criteria.

A natural and reasonable approach is the accumulation of opinions of proven
experts and subsequent bringing out the weights from the accumulated data.

The preparation and conduction of a survey among recognized experts in the field
of project-based learning in mathematics, informatics and information technologies
is described. The processing of the data accumulated by applying AHP, allowed us
to objectively determine weights of evaluation criteria and hence to achieve
the desired objectiveness.

ACM Computing Classification System (1998): K.3.2.