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There are a variety of reports available to instructors and to administrators.

Instructor Reports

(Report Browser)

  • Course summary (View as PDF) – shows various quantitative results in graphs and charts for a course. Does not include comments.
  • Course Results (Export as Excel) – shows cross tabulated responses for the course in Excel format. Departments can download a batch spreadsheet of all courses evaluated in the department. For instructions on how to do this please click here.
  • Detailed Responses (Individual Responses) – lists all the responses by each respondent for the course. The respondent’s identity is not visible.
  • Instructor Comments (Comment Summary) – lists all the comments for an individual instructor for the term. Comments are only available to the instructors, unless a comment is signed, at which point it becomes visible to the reports accessed by direct supervisors/department chairs.

Department or College Reports

(Summary Reports)

  • Collective Results – PDF or Excel report showing cross tabulated responses to each question for the term. Can be seen for the whole university or for just one college, department, subject, or course. Note that, in eSET, colleges are called “Schools”.
  • Raw Data – can be provided via request to Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation for a single department or college. It does not include student comments. The format is XML, which allows easy import into Excel or other programs.
  • Rollup Reports - allow you to run reports by course level by school, unit, and/or course.  For instructions on how to run Rollup Reports, click here.

Institutional Overview

(Status Tracking -> Online Course Evaluations Summary Report -> History)

  • Historical Summary – response summaries from all past terms

(Status Tracking -> Online Course Evaluations Summary Report -> Current Summary Report)

  • Term Response Summary – dashboard graphs and summaries by college for one term. Note that, in eSET, colleges are called “Schools”

Median Calculation

The median is the value on the score scale that separates the top half of the group from the bottom half. Our calculation assumes that multiple values within a range are distributed evenly over the range.  A calculation of this type results in a more complete set of values.  (The traditional computation of median might result in values of 5.0, 5.5, 6.0.  The OSU calculation results in values 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, and so on to 6.0) .  This calculation has been used for OSU student evaluations since 2004.

There is a good detailed explanation with examples on page 33 of “Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education", Fourth Edition, by Robert L. Thorndike and Elizabeth P. Hagen.

Contact Info

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