Learning Goal Resources

This is from the ASSESS – Assessment in Higher Education Listserv:

Crist, C., Guilll, D., Harmes, P., & Lake, C. (1998-2002). Managing alternative assessment: Teacher activity: Reflecting on learning goals. Oakland, CA: Coalition of Essential Schools. Available online: http://www.essentialschools.org/cs/resources/view/ces_res/130

Gronlund, N. E. (1999). How to write and use instructional objectives (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Huba, M. E., & Freed, J. E. (2000). Setting direction with intended learning outcomes. In Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Jones, E.A., & Voorhees, R., with Paulson, K. (2002). Defining and assessing learning: Exploring competency-based initiatives. Washington, DC: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.Available online: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2000195

Kirkpatrick, D. L. (1998). Evaluating training programs: The four levels (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. Select or design assessments that elicit established outcomes. Available online: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/assment/as7sele2.htm

Roth, R., Beyer, C., & Gillmore, G. (2005). Student learning outcomes (SLOs): A faculty resource on development and assessment. Available online: http://depts.washington.edu/grading/slo

Smith, D. K. (1999). Make success measurable! A mindbook-workbook for setting goals and taking action. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Suskie, L. (2009). Developing learning goals. In Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Also, here are some of my favorite resources on learning goal taxonomies and other articulations of potential learning goals:

Anderson, L. W., & Krathwohl, D. R. (Eds.). (2001). Taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Angelo, T.A. (1991.) Ten easy pieces: Assessing higher learning in four dimensions. In Classroom research: Early lessons from success. New Directions in Teaching and Learning No. 46. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Angelo, T. A., & Cross, K. P. (1993).Teaching goals inventory. In Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Available online: http://www.uiowa.edu/~centeach/tgi/

Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2005). Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college. Washington, DC: Author

Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2002). Greater expectations: A new vision for learning as a nation goes to college. Washington, DC: Author. Available online: http://www.greaterexpectations.org

Biggs, J. (2001).Assessing for quality in learning. In Suskie, L. (Ed.), Assessment to promote deep learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

EFF Center for Training and Technical Assistance. (2004). EFF Content Standards. Knoxville, TN: Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee Knoxville. Available online: http://eff.cls.utk.edu/fundamentals/eff_standards.htm

Erwin, T.D. (2000).The NPEC sourcebook on assessment, Volume 1: Definitions and assessment methods for critical thinking, problem solving, and writing. Washington, DC: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.Available on-line: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2002159

Evers, F., Rush, J., & Berdrow, I. (1998). The bases of competence: Skills for lifelong learning and employability. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Ewell, P. (2004). The examined life: Assessment and the ends of general education. Presentation at the Association of American Colleges & Universities General Education and Assessment Conference.

Facione, P. (2006). 2006 update: Critical thinking: What it is and why it counts. Available online:http://www.insightassessment.com/pdf_files/what&why2006.pdf

Facione, P. A. (1990). Critical thinking: A statement of expert consensus for purposes of educational assessment and instruction. Millbrae, CA: The California Academic Press. Available online: http://www.insightassessment.com/pdf_files/DEXadobe.PDF

Gaff, J. (2004, Fall). What is a generally educated person? Peer Review, 7(1), 4-7. Available online: http://www.aacu.org/peerreview/pr-fa04/pr-fa04feature1.cfm

Greenwood, A. (Ed.). (1994). The national assessment of college student learning: Identification of the skills to be taught, learned, and assessed: A report on the proceedings of the second study design workshop.Research and Development Report NCES 94-286. Washington: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics.

Jones, E. A. (1997). Problem-solving and critical reading outcomes expected by faculty, employers, and policymakers. Assessment Update, 9(6), 8-10.

Jones, E. A. & RiCharde, S. (2005).NPEC sourcebook on assessment: Definitions and assessment methods for communication, leadership, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, and quantitative skills. Washington, DC: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.Available on-line: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005832

Marzano, R. J., & Kendall, J. S. (2006). The new taxonomy of educational objectives (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

National Leadership Council for Liberal Education & America’s Promise. (2007). College learning for the new global century. Washington: Association of American Colleges & Universities. Available online: http://www.hivcampuseducation.org/advocacy/leap/documents/GlobalCentury_ExecSum_final.pdf

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. Skills and competencies needed to succeed in today’s workplace. Available online: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/assment/as7scans.htm

Pascarella, E. T. (2001, May/June). Identifying excellence in undergraduate education: Are we even close? Change, 33(3), 19-23. http://collegerankings.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/401657692.pdf

Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. (1991, June). What work requires of schools: A SCANS report for America 2000. Washington, DC: National Technical Information Service, U. S. Department of Commerce. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED332054.pdf

Finally, Middle States has just posted a number of assessment-related resources on its website www.msche.org. Click on “Publications,” then “Guidelines for Institutional Improvement” and “Presentations and Resources on Accreditation Issues.”

Linda Suskie, Vice President

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
Voice: 267-284-5019
Fax: 215-662-550

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