Implementing a Direct Assessment Strategy for Outcome-Based Education in Computer Engineering: A Case Study


  • Qutaiba Ibrahim Ali Faculty Computer Engineering Department, University of Mosul Mosul-IRAQ


Student outcome assessment , Outcome Based Education, Assessment methodology, Assessment metrics, Continuous improvement, Educational Quality


This article introduces an innovative approach designed to elevate the students in the context of Outcome-Based Education (OBE). Our method is tailored to overcome the constraints associated with current assessment methodologies, offering a streamlined, all-encompassing, accurate, and insightful framework. Our study addresses the limitations of traditional direct assessment in Outcome-Based Education (OBE) by proposing a novel, data-driven approach that prioritizes efficiency, comprehensiveness, and insightful evaluation. We introduce a weighted framework that classifies course materials, prioritizes Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs), and assigns different attainment levels for modules. This allows for a streamlined final exam-based assessment with consistent rubrics, culminating in a comprehensive Student Outcome Achievement (SO%) score. Our case study in a computer engineering program demonstrates successful implementation, improved learning outcomes, and valuable insights for continuous improvement. This research paves the way for a more effective and impactful OBE assessment strategy, ultimately enhancing student learning and program accreditation.Harnessing the latest developments in educational technology and pedagogical strategies, our contribution seeks to advance the realm of OBE, nurturing ongoing enhancements in the field of education.


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