Office of Student Learning Assessment

Selected Assessment Web Site Links by Topic

Selected Assessment Web Site Links by Topic

What is Assessment? Definitions

https://www.westminster.edu/about/accreditation-assessment/definition.cfm

https://provost.cornell.edu/assessment/

Philosophy and Principles of Assessment

https://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/browse-by/new-to-assessment/

https://www.ncat.edu/_files/pdfs/campus-life/nine-principles.pdf

https://www.washington.edu/assessment/academic-assess/principles/

https://www.duq.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/center-for-teaching-exc...

https://provost.illinois.edu/assessment/learning-outcomes-assessment/ass...

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/academicassessment/guiding-principles-of-asse...

Guidelines to Assessment

General

http://assessmentcommons.org/assessment-handbooks/

https://higheredconnects.com/guide-to-assessment/

Suggestions
— Assessment for People Who Don't Have Enough Time to Do Assessment
Concordia College
http://www.cord.edu/dept/assessment/Wkshp99_00Time.htm

Busy Chairperson's Guide to Assessment
Southeast Missouri State University
http://www2.semo.edu/provost/aspnhtm/busy.htm Three questions as the basis of assessment by President Manuel Esteban

    1. What does it mean to be a major in Psychology (for example), and what should a Psychology major know?
    2. To what learning processes (i.e., courses, internships, practicums, etc.) should the student be exposed to learn those things?
    3. How will you assess whether or not the student has learned those things? 
      University of California, Chico (CSU, Chico)
      http://www.csuchico.edu/bss/plan.html

Means of assessment
University of Indiana - Perdue University Indianapolis
http://www.iupui.edu/it/stratdir/tf4stule.html

Essential elements and characteristics of a good assessment plan
University of South Florida
http://acad.usf.edu/programs/outcomesassessment.html

Six steps to developing a departmental assessment plan
University of Wisconsin - Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/provost/assess/manual.html
http://www.wisc.edu/provost/assess/manual/manual1.html#approa

Principles

Fair Assessment Practices - Seven Steps to Fair Assessment by Linda Suskie
American Association of Higher Education (AAHE)
http://www.aahe.org/Bulletin/may2.htm

Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning
American Association of Higher Education (AAHE)
http://www.aahe.org/principl.htm

Methods and Techniques

Examples of techniques and activities that can be used to collect evidence of student learning.

http://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/CaseStudiesInstitutions.html

To develop a better understanding of what “good work” looks like related to assessment, data-informed improvement, and transparency at the institutional level, we are compiling some short, instructive case studies, or Examples of Good Assessment Practice.

Montana State University - Boseman
http://www.montana.edu/aircj/assess/Techniques.html

Oklahoma State University (OSU)
http://www.okstate.edu/assess/assessment_at_osu/methods.htm

Other

The use of technology
The TLT Group: Teaching, Learning, and Technology
http://www.tltgroup.org/resources/visions/improving_outcomes.html
http://www.tltgroup.org/resources/visions/Outcomes.html

Tools of Assessment
Tools used for Outcomes Assessment
Andrews University
http://www.andrews.edu/assessment/assess_at_andrews.htm
Portfolios
Indiana University - Perdue University Indianapolis
http://www.iupui.edu/it/stratdir/tf4stule.html See Appendix B on their site.

Assessment Links
The California State University, Bakersfield
http://www.csubak.edu/TLC/outcome.html

North Central Association http://www.ncacihe.org

  1. Levels of Implementation
    http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org./resources/assessment/02-Adnd...
  2. NCA Assessment Resources
    http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org/resources/assessment/index.html
  3. Addendum to the Handbook of Accreditation, Second Edition, March 2001, pp 15 - 27 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org/resources/HandAddendMarch2001...