Assessment of student program outcomes through a comprehensive exit strategy

Afida Ayob, Hamimi Fadziati Abdul Wahab, Norhana Arsad, Ahmad Ashrif A Bakar, Hafizah Husain

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Abstract

Choosing methods to assess student program outcomes is a matter of balancing best practices against the constraints imposed by the respective education authorities mainly the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) for engineering degrees offered by institutions of higher education in Malaysia. Methods that directly measure student learning and yield the most rigorous results are usually the most time consuming and may require the expertise of educational researchers or outside consultants. Currently, the Department of Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering at UKM use their classroom and existing grading practices to collect data that will contribute to assess student learning directly, but this requires extra time and effort. In addition, mechanisms to adequately report the findings need to be properly implemented. Another mechanism that could be used to assess student program outcomes is through a thoroughly designed student exit strategy. The exit strategy implemented this academic year involves two parts; exit survey and exit test. This is a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) effort done since the past two academic years that enables the department to assess student program outcomes directly and indirectly in one approach. The exit strategy has proven successful as a valid measurement of student program outcomes. The exit strategy which combines both direct and indirect assessment forms a comprehensive and robust tool to effectively measure student program outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages33-38
Number of pages6
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Keywords

  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
  • EAC
  • Exit Strategy
  • Student learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Ayob, A., Abdul Wahab, H. F., Arsad, N., A Bakar, A. A., & Husain, H. (2011). Assessment of student program outcomes through a comprehensive exit strategy. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 18, pp. 33-38) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.006

Assessment of student program outcomes through a comprehensive exit strategy. / Ayob, Afida; Abdul Wahab, Hamimi Fadziati; Arsad, Norhana; A Bakar, Ahmad Ashrif; Husain, Hafizah.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. p. 33-38.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ayob, A, Abdul Wahab, HF, Arsad, N, A Bakar, AA & Husain, H 2011, Assessment of student program outcomes through a comprehensive exit strategy. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 33-38, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.006
Ayob A, Abdul Wahab HF, Arsad N, A Bakar AA, Husain H. Assessment of student program outcomes through a comprehensive exit strategy. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18. 2011. p. 33-38 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.006
Ayob, Afida ; Abdul Wahab, Hamimi Fadziati ; Arsad, Norhana ; A Bakar, Ahmad Ashrif ; Husain, Hafizah. / Assessment of student program outcomes through a comprehensive exit strategy. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. pp. 33-38
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