Wikipedia:WikiProject Computer science/Assessment

Welcome to the Assessment Department of the Computer Science WikiProject. The goal of this project is to assess articles related to Computer science and to provide editors with guidance on how to improve existing articles.

If you would like to participate, feel free to sign up on the Computer Science WikiProject participants list.


An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Computer science}} project banner ({{WPCompSci}} for short) on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Computer science
 |class= GA
 |importance= high


  1. Tag an article related to computer science (or look at a tagged article)
  2. Read the article and analyze it
  3. Place your assessment in the {{WPCompSci}} or {{WikiProject Computer science}} banner on the articles talk page (According to the scales below)

Quality scaleEdit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Computer science}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Computer science|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Computer science articles)   FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Computer science articles)   A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Computer science articles)   GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Computer science articles)   B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Computer science articles)   C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Computer science articles)   Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Computer science articles)   Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Computer science articles)   FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Computer science articles)   List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Computer science articles)   Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Computer science articles)   Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Computer science articles)   Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Computer science articles)   Draft 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Computer science articles)   File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Computer science articles)   Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Computer science articles)   Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Computer science articles)   Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Computer science articles)   Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Computer science articles)   NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Computer science articles)   ??? 

Note: You should not assign any article FA, FL, or GA grades arbitrarily. These grades must pass through official Wikipedia channels and undergo a Peer Review process.

Importance scaleEdit

Computer Science articles are rated on this importance scale. Importance must be regarded as a relative term. If importance values are applied within this project, these only reflect the perceived importance to this project and to the work groups the topic falls under. An article judged to be "Top-Class" in one context may be only "Mid-Class" in another project. The criteria used for rating article priority are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it).

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

If left blank, the article will default as Category:Unassessed_Computer_science_articles.

Assessment StatisticsEdit

Assessment TeamEdit

Former membersEdit