Innovative program and course outcomes' assessment tools

Adel Gastli*, Amer Al-Habsi, Dawood Al-Abri

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper describes in details innovative P course outcomes' assessment tools used by the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University. A course outcomes' assessment program, developed in house, is used to evaluate the contributions of a given course, training, or any other item in the curriculum to the design, delivery and achievement of program outcomes. The program is an Excel Workbook which includes many sheets for input, calculation, and analysis and interpretation of student scores in relation to preset assessment tools outcome standards. For instance student scores for activities such as the final exam are fed in where the relevance of the final exam questions to the course outcomes is also entered. Upon input of all the course activities in the data entry sheets the students' final grades and reports on the assessment of individual activities are generated automatically. Reports showing results of course outcomes' assessments and degree of outcomes achievements are also generated automatically based on student performance (scores) in the specific course outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX


  • ABET
  • Assessment of course outcomes
  • Assessment of program
  • Continuous quality improvement process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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