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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

​​Altowaijri, S. M., Rahman, A. U., and Alfawareh, H. M. (2019). Program outcomes assessment and evaluation for continuous improvements. 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

Danley-Scott, J. and Scott, G. (2017). Why all faculty should have a seat at the assessment table. Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, Volume 7, Numbers 1-2, 2017, pp. 20-40. Retrieved from

Doepker, P. E. (n. d.) The development and implementation of an assessment plan for engineering programs: A model for continuous improvement. Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/noels/Downloads/the-development-and-implementation-of-an-assessment-plan-for-engineering-programs-a-model-for-continuous-improvement%20(1).pdf

Institutional Assessment and Improvement Planning (n.d.) Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology Monograph Series. Retrieved from

Jankowski, N. A., Timmer, J. D., Kinzie, J., & Kuh, G. D. (2018, January). Assessment that matters: Trending toward practices that document authentic student learning. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Retrieved from

Kalaani, Y. and Haddad, R. J. (2014). Continuous improvement in the assessment process of engineering programs. Retrieved from

Kennedy, D. and Hyland, A. (2007). Writing and using learning outcomes: A practical guide. Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/noels/Downloads/Writing_and_Using_Learning_Outcomes_A_Practical_Gu.pdf

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

Martin, F. M. and Ndoye, A. (2016). Using learning analytics to assess student learning in online courses. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 13(3). Retrieved from

Russell, J. and Markle, R. (2017). Assessment for Improvement. ETS Research Report Series. Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/noels/Downloads/ets2.12136.pdf

Shavelson, R. J. (2007). A brief history of student learning in assessment. How we got where we are and a proposal for where to go next. Association of American Colleges and Universities. 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


Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice
Assessment Update
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation

Curriculum Mapping

​Arizona State University

Berkley Center for Teaching and Learning

University of Illinois Springfield - Examples

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment​


Focus Groups

​Rutgers University

University of Kansas

The University of Arizona Tuscon

Brown University

University of Wisconsin-Extension​


​Association of American Colleges and Universities

Authentic Assessment Toolbox​

Carleton College - "Starting Point" Portal

Western Washington University

Vanderbilt University​


​Benedictine University

Skidmore College

UC San Diego

The University of Texas at Arlington

University of Virginia​



​​Cornell University

Temple University

University of California Merced​

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


Carnegie Mellon University
Kent State University
Western Washington University
University of California Berkley
The University of Rhode Island

Student Learning Outcomes

Tulane University
Kansas State University
Merritt College
Texas A&M University
Vanderbilt University


Cornell University Assessment of Student Learning
George Mason University
Missouri State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Institutional Research (Assessment Outcomes)


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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