Office of Student Learning Assessment

Selected Assessment Web Site Links by Topic

Selected Assessment Web Site Links by Topic

What is Assessment? Definitions

Philosophy and Principles of Assessment

Guidelines to Assessment


— Assessment for People Who Don't Have Enough Time to Do Assessment
Concordia College

Busy Chairperson's Guide to Assessment
Southeast Missouri State University 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)

Means of assessment
University of Indiana - Perdue University Indianapolis

Essential elements and characteristics of a good assessment plan
University of South Florida

Six steps to developing a departmental assessment plan
University of Wisconsin - Madison


Fair Assessment Practices - Seven Steps to Fair Assessment by Linda Suskie
American Association of Higher Education (AAHE)

Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning
American Association of Higher Education (AAHE)

Methods and Techniques

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

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

Oklahoma State University (OSU)


The use of technology
The TLT Group: Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Tools of Assessment
Tools used for Outcomes Assessment
Andrews University
Indiana University - Perdue University Indianapolis See Appendix B on their site.

Assessment Links
The California State University, Bakersfield

North Central Association

  1. Levels of Implementation
  2. NCA Assessment Resources
  3. Addendum to the Handbook of Accreditation, Second Edition, March 2001, pp 15 - 27