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

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 Unpublished manuscript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.

New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability. (2012). Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education. Retrieved from

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

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

Council of Graduate Schools. (2011). Preparing future faculty to assess student learning. Washington, D.C.: Author. Retrieved from

Crawford, C. B., & Gould, L. (2012). Department chair perspective on learning outcomes assessment at Kansas’ public universities. Assessment Update, 24(1), 9. Retrieved from

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

Evans, C. (2013). Making sense of assessment feedback in higher education. Review of Educational Research, 83(1), pp. 70-120. Retrieved from

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. 

Otis, M. M. (2010). Listening to students. Change: The Magazine for Higher Learning, 42(3), pp.51. Retrieved from

SDSU Center for Teaching & Learning. (2004). 360 action verbs for writing student learning outcome statements in higher education. Author. Retrieved from:

Student Assessment of the Learning Gains (SALG). (n.d.). Retrieved from

Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS). (n.d.). Retrieved from