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

Instructor Reports

Course Reports Tab:

  • Ratings (Export as PDF) - shows various quantitative results in graphs and charts for a course. Does not include comments.  
  • Ratings (Export as Excel) - shows cross-tabulated responses for the course in Excel format.
  • Responses - lists all the responses by each respondent for the course. The respondent's identity is not visible.
  • Comments - 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.
  • Instructor Report - Shows cross-tabulated results for each question

WebOptics(TM) Tab

  • Summary - Offers Overall Course Summary across terms
  • Question - Breaks Summary down by question and presents results in chart/graph form

Department or College Reports

(Note: the following reports may be located by clicking on the "Menu" button at the top of opening Home page)

  • Report Browser - allows you to view and/or pull individual instructor reports, or to selectively view or batch reports by instructor, course, or department.
  • 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 running the various reports, click here.

Institutional Overview

  • Term Responses - Dashboard offers graphs and summaries by department or college for a selected 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. OSU uses a calculation that 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.