An introduction to the process of developing an outcomes assessment plan is presented. An assessment plan contains a set of goals, measures of these goals, and feedback to the educational process. The issues associated with goals development are discussed in the context of ABET Criteria 2000. Seven established outcomes assessment measures are presented, their advantages and disadvantages are discussed, and suggestions are made regarding their implementation. The difficulties associated with feedback in a typical academic environment are discussed.
Keywords: outcomes assessment; ABET Criteria 2000