Course Evaluation

The Instructional Assessment System (IASystem™) has been developed over several decades of use at the University of Washington and other institutions.  We continue to expand the capabilities of our system to meet the evolving needs of higher education.  Our tools and services collect and summarize student ratings of instruction, and the information we provide helps students select courses, assists faculty in instructional development, and informs administrative decision-making.  Today, OEA's course evaluation system is used in more than 12,000 UW courses annually, and at more than 40 other post-secondary institutions.

IASystem™ was first created in the early 1970’s as a paper-based system.  Originally named IAS, the system was distinguished by its support for both formative and summative decision-making, and by the diversity of evaluation forms to elicit student feedback on varied instructional settings (lecture, lab, etc.).  These features have been carried forward through multiple development cycles and remain hallmarks of the new web-based IASystem™.

Learn more about IASystem

UW Seattle

We are currently in a period of transition at UW Seattle.  Departmental evaluation coordinators began using IASystem™ in Autumn 2013 and online evaluations will be introduced over the course of the current academic year.  If you are faculty or administrative staff at UW Seattle, please click here for more information.

Other Campuses

We are welcoming new course evaluation clients to IASystem™ and migrating current clients that use both online and paper-based services to the new system.  Most current clients that use exclusively paper-based evaluations continue to be well served by our legacy IAS paper-based system.  Please click here for more information.

IAS Online

We are retiring our legacy online system and transitioning existing clients to
IASystem™.  We are contacting IAS Online clients or you may get in touch with us at


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(206) 543-1170
(206) 543-9847 (Voice)
(206) 543-3961 (Fax)