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Assessment Resources Archive


This archive is a collection of select resources that provide important insight into the assessment landscape, guidance for good assessment work, and/or inform practice. This archive is not intended to be an extensive library of assessment resources, but more-so a location to preserve important resources. For a robust list of current assessment resources, please visit the Assessment Commons.

Assessment and Accreditation: Foundations and Principles

American Association of Higher Education (AAHE) Assessment Forum: Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning.

Banta, T. (2007). Can assessment for accountability complement assessment for improvement? Peer Review, 9(2). Retrieved from https://www.aacu.org/publications-research/periodicals/can-assessment-accountability-complement-assessment-improvement.

Bassis, M. (2015, July). A primer on the transformation of higher education in America.

Braskamp, L. A., & Engberg, M. E. (2014). Guidelines for judging the effectiveness of assessing student learning. Loyola University Chicago: Chicago, IL.

Hammock, J. (1960). Criterion measures: Instruction vs. selection research. Unpublished manuscript

National Research Council. (2001). Knowing what students know: The science and design of educational assessment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10019.

New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability. (2012). Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education. Retrieved from https://www.chea.org/sites/default/files/presentations/Committing%20to%20Quality.pdf

U.S. Department of Education. (1988). Secretary’s Procedures and Criteria for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies. Federal Register, 53(127), 25088-25099.

U.S. Department of Education. (2006). A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education. Washington, D.C: Author. Retrieved from https://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/reports/pre-pub-report.pdf

Warren, J. (1984). The blind alley of value added. AAHE Bulletin, 37(1), pp. 10-13.


Assessment Tools, Measures, and Approaches

Carter, S. D. (2007). Specific steps for creating outcomes assessment measures for an undergraduate management program: Bridging the gap from research to practice. Presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in The Americas (Indianapolis, IN, Feb 2007). Retrieved from https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED504336.pdf

Council of Graduate Schools. (2011). Preparing future faculty to assess student learning. Washington, D.C.: Author. Retrieved from https://www.cgsnet.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Preparing_Future_Faculty_to_Assess_Student_Learning_2011.pdf

Crawford, C. B., & Gould, L. (2012). Department chair perspective on learning outcomes assessment at Kansas’ public universities. Assessment Update, 24(1), 9. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/au.241

Cummings, R., Maddux, C. D., & Richmond, A. (2008). Curriculum-embedded performance assessment in higher education: Maximum efficiency and minimum disruption. Political Science and Politics, 34(3), pp. 657-661. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02602930701773067

Evans, C. (2013). Making sense of assessment feedback in higher education. Review of Educational Research, 83(1), pp. 70-120. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3102/0034654312474350

Goff, L., Potter, M. K., Pierre, E., Carey, T., Gullage, A., et al. (2015). Learning outcomes assessment: A practitioner’s handbook. Ontario, Canada: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. http://www.heqco.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/heqco.LOAhandbook_Eng_2015.pdf

Otis, M. M. (2010). Listening to students. Change: The Magazine for Higher Learning, 42(3), pp.51. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00091381003704578

SDSU Center for Teaching & Learning. (2004). 360 action verbs for writing student learning outcome statements in higher education. Author. Retrieved from: https://www.dartmouth.edu/~oir/pdfs/Action_verb_%20for_SLOs.pdf

Student Assessment of the Learning Gains (SALG). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://salgsite.net/

Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://trails.asanet.org/