A Unified Framework for Systematic Evaluation of ABET Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives

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Imtiaz Hussain Khan 1,*

1. Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2019.11.01

Received: 19 Sep. 2019 / Revised: 29 Sep. 2019 / Accepted: 7 Oct. 2019 / Published: 8 Nov. 2019

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Program Educational Objectives, Learning Outcomes, Outcome Assessment, Outcome Attainment, Assessment Tools, ABET Evaluation


Assessment and evaluation of Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Student Outcomes (SOs) is a challenging task. In this paper, we present a unified framework, which has been developed over a period of more than eight years, for the systematic assessment and evaluation of PEOs and SOs. The proposed framework is based on a balance sampling approach that thoroughly covers PEO/SO assessment and evaluation and also minimizes human effort. This framework is general but to prove its effectiveness, we present a case study where this framework is successfully adopted by our undergraduate computer science program in the department of computer science at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah. The robustness of the proposed framework is ascertained by an independent evaluation by ABET who awarded us full six years accreditation without any comments or concerns. The most significant value of our proposed framework is that it provides a balanced sampling mechanism for assessment and evaluations of PEOs/SOs that can be adapted by any program seeking ABET accreditation.

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Imtiaz Hussain Khan, " A Unified Framework for Systematic Evaluation of ABET Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.11, No.11, pp. 1-6, 2019. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2019.11.01


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