General Links

AAHE 9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

Implementation Guide for the Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Cycle

Assessment Workbook: Ball State University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Assessment Primer: University of Connecticut

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

UMass Amherst Program-Based Assessment Handbook

Western Washington University Program Assessment Handbook

Measuring Quality in Higher Education is a collection of assessment resources divided into four categories: instruments (examinations, surveys, questionnaires, etc.); software tools and platforms; benchmarking systems and data resources; projects, initiatives and services

Learning Outcomes Assessment Resource Library, NILOA’s searchable database

Assessment Resources at AAC&U

Alverno College Learning Outcomes Studies

Assessment Resources, Winona State University

North Carolina University Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment

A series of three Culture of Evidence reports in which ETS researchers identified the key issues of accountability and surveyed current practices in assessing student learning.
A Culture of Evidence: An Evidence-Centered Approach to Accountability for Student Learning Outcomes
A Culture of Evidence: Postsecondary Assessment and Learning Outcomes
A Culture of Evidence: Critical Features of Assessments for Postsecondary Student Learning

Using Assessment Results: Promising Practices of Institutions That Do It Well

“Opening Doors to Faculty Involvement in Assessment,” by Pat Hutchigns

“Assessment CyberGuide for Learning Goals and Outcomes,” by Thomas Pusateri, Jane Halonen, Bill Hill, and Maureen McCarthy

“Department Level Assessment: Promoting Continuous Improvement,” by Susan Hatfield

Research Methodology: Practical Assessment, Research, & Evaluation

“Assessment That Promotes Learning,” by John P. Lowe

“The Case for Authentic Assessment,” an article by Grant Wiggins

Assessment Professional Development Guide. Following the Introduction, this Guide is divided into six parts: Why Is Assessment Important? Types of Assessment; How Do Rubrics Help? Workshop Activities; and Resources for Assessment

Getting Results, a multimedia online faculty development course developed by the League for Innovation in the Community College in cooperation with the National Science Foundation and the WGBH Educational Foundation, address two different aspects of assessment.
Module 2 : Planning for Outcomes. Learn what your students should be able to do in the workplace and connect these expectations to your course goals
Module 6 : Assessing Teaching and Learning. Learn how to connect assessments to outcomes and evaluate both students’ learning and your teaching.

Course Planning and Development: a self-paced online workshop
Lesson 1 Determining The Overall (or Broad) Course Goals and Content
Lesson 2 Learning Outcomes
Lesson 3 Guidelines for Writing Student Learning Outcomes
Lesson 4 : Examples of Student Learning Outcomes
Lesson 5 Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning and Achievement

“Memo to Departments: Outcomes Assessment Really is a Good Idea,” by Wayne Jacobson, University of Iowa

“Transparent Alignment and Integrated Course Design,” by David W. Concepción, Ball State University

“The Useful, Sensible, No-Frills Departmental Assessment Plan,” by Barbara E. Walvoord, University of Notre Dame

“Incorporating Course-Level Evidence of Student Learning into Program Assessment,” by Nancy Simpson, Texas A&M University and Laurel Willingham-McLain, Duquesne University

“Everything is Measureable,” a CIO article by Douglas Hubbard

“Summary and Review of How to Measure Anything by Douglas Hubbard,” by Dan McMillen

Assess This!” by Patrick S. Williams, PhD, UHouston-Downtown

Assessment Forum from Ann Boudinot-Amin, The American University in Cairo

Expected Learning Outcomes, Brigham Young University

Higher Education Assessment Blogs by David Eubanks


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