Abstract: This research paper presents a database management system for tracking course assessment data and reporting related outcomes for program assessment. It improves on a database system previously presented by the authors and in use for one year. The database system presented is specific to assessment for ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation effort of a CIS (Computer Information Systems) department, but could be easily adapted to any program assessment. The relevance of tracking course assessment data and its role in reporting the outcomes for assessment is discussed. Issues of consistency, efficiency, flexibility, and reusability are discussed and sample data and reports are presented. This paper concludes with a discussion of the merits of the database management system as a tool in program assessment.
Keywords: Program assessment, ABET, course assessment, Database
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Recommended Citation: Haga, W., Morris, G., Morrell, J. (2011). An Improved Database System for Program Assessment. Information Systems Education Journal, 9(7) pp 21-32. http://isedj.org/2011-9/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2010)