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Assessment Resources


Banta, T.W. & Palomba, C. A. (2015). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Banta, Trudy W., Jones, E.A., & Black, K. E. (2009). Designing effective assessment: Principles and profiles of good practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Cambridge, D. (2010). E-portfolios for lifelong learning and assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Driscoll, A. & Wood, S. (2007). Developing outcomes-based assessment for learner-centered education. A faculty introduction. Sterling, VA: Stylus. 

Carriveau, R. (2010). Connecting the dots: Developing student learning outcomes & outcome based assessments. Denton, TX: Fancy Fox Publications. 

Diamond, R. M. (2008). Designing and assessing courses and curricula: A practical guide (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Kuh, G. D., Ikenberry, S. O., & Associates (2015. Using evidence of student learning to improve higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Kramer, G. L. & Swing, R. L. (2010). Higher education assessments: Leadership matters (eds.). American Council on Education Series on Higher Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.   
Maki, Peggy L. (2010). Coming to terms with student outcomes assessment: Faculty and administrators’ journeys to integrating assessment in their work and institutional culture (ed.). Sterling, VA: Stylus.  

Middaugh, M. F. (2010). Planning and assessment in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Rhodes, T. L. (2010). Assessing outcomes and improving achievement. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities. 

Schraw, G., & Robinson, H. D. (2011). Assessment of higher order thinking skills (eds.). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 

Stevens, D. & Levi, A. J. (2013). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning (2nd ed.) Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense Guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Walvoord, B. E. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. 

Wehlburg, C. M. (2008). Promoting integrated and transformative assessment: A deeper focus on student learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Wholey, S. J., Hatry, P. H., & Newcomer, E. K. (2010). Handbook of practical program evaluation. (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Zubizaretta, J. (2009). The learning portfolio: Reflective practice for improving student learning (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Electronic Publications

Adelman, C. (2015). To imagine a verb: The language and syntax of learning outcomes statements. (Occasional Paper No. 24). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. Retrieved from 

Baker, G. R., Jankowski, N., Provezis, S. & Kinzie, J. (2012). Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Retrieved from

Billups, F. D. (2012). Conducting focus groups with college students: Strategies to ensure success. Part of the Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons. Johnson & Wales University-Providence. Retrieved from

Breslow, L., Faye, A., Snover, L., & Masi, B. (2007). Methods of measuring learning outcomes and value added. Teaching and Learning and Learning Laboratory. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University.

Burton, L. (2007). Survey research: Choice of instrument, sample. Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved from

Fulcher, K. H., Good, M. R., Coleman, C. M., & Smith, K. L. (2014, December). A simple model for learning improvement: Weigh pig, feed pig, weigh pig. (Occasional Paper No. 23). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. Retrieved from

Luce, C. & Kirnan, J. P. (2016). Using indirect vs. direct measures in the summative assessment of student learning in higher education. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 75-91. Retrieved from

Montenegro, E., & Jankowski, N. A. (2017, January). Equity and assessment: Moving towards culturally responsive assessment. (Occasional Paper No. 29). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Retrieved from

“There are many different, (n. d.). Assessment Methods. Retrieved from Stanford - Institutional Research & Decision Support - Assessment Methods

Turner, J. & Shellard, E. (2004). Developing and using instructional rubrics. Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service. Retrieved from


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Closing the Loop with Learning Outcomes 10 

November 2014. BYU Center for Teaching and Learning

Creating Learning Objectives 

17 November 2012. Cline John

Developing Rubrics

18 April 2015. University College Learning Videos

How Do You Write Program Outcomes

23 March 2015. Widsteam

Using Assessment and Evaluation Strategies to Support Students

24 June 2015. CASLT ACPLS

Curriculum Alignment

Office Assessment, Kansas State University

The Basics of Student Learning Outcomes

4 September 2014. Brophy, T.S., University of Florida

Using Rubrics for Assessments

18 February 2015. Truckee Meadows Community College

What is Assessment?

18 June 2015. ISU Writing Program

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