Assessment in Higher Education
Assessment Web Resources
- Student Assessment in Higher Education (Central Queensland University)
- AAHE: 9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning
- AE, a Project of the Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction, Maricopa Community Colleges
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation
- A Glossary of assessment terminology from SUNY Potsdam
Forum on College-Level Learning
Website contains materials on a Pew-funded project to assess student learning across five states (IL, KY, NV, OK, SC), using both direct and indirect measures.
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College & University Assessment Web Sites
- California State University – Sacramento
- California State University – Northridge
- California State University Early Assessment Program
- Eastern New Mexico University: Assessment Resource Office
- George Mason University
- Iowa State University
- James Madison University Office of Student Assessment
- Kenyon College: Institutional outcomes assessment page
- Montana State University-Bozeman: Student outcomes assessment page
- NC State University Planning & Analysis
- Penn State University
- Seattle University
- Slippery Rock University
- SUNY Potsdam
- Texas A&M, Measurement and Research Services
- University of Colorado at Boulder: Outcomes Assessment
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Teaching Excellence
- University of Kentucky
- University of Massachusetts
- University of Scranton
- University of South Carolina
- University of Washington
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison
- The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University
- Methods of Assessing the Quality of Public Service and Outreach in Institutions of Higher Education by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Angelo, Thomas A. (1999, May). Doing assessment as if learning matters most. AAHE Bulletin, 51(9), 3-6.
- Angelo, Thomas A.,
& Cross, K. Patricia. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques:
A handbook for college teachers (2nd ed.). San Francisco:
- Barr, R. B., & Tagg, J. (1995, Nov/Dec). From teaching to learning: A new paradigm for undergraduate education. Change, 27(6), 12-25.
- Borden, Victor H.M. and Owens, Jody L. Zak. (2001). Measuring Quality: Choosing among surveys and other assessments of college quality. The American Council on Education Center for Policy Analysis & the Association for Institutional Research.
- Boyer, Ernest L. (1997). Scholarship reconsidered: Priorities of the professoriate. Menlo Park CA: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- Chickering, Arthur W., & Gamson, Zelda. (1987, July). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin, 39(7), 5-10.
- Chickering, Arthur W., & Gamson, Zelda F. (1991). Applying the seven principles for good practice in higher education. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 47. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Dolence, Michael G., & Norris, Donald M. (1995). Transforming higher education: A vision for learning in the 21st century. Ann Arbor, MI: Society for College and University Planning, 1995.
- Entwistle, Noel J. (2000). Approaches to studying and levels of understanding: The influences of teaching and assessment. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research, Vol 15 (pp. 156-218). New York: Agathon Press.
- Entwistle, Noel J. (1998). Improving teaching through research on student learning. In JJF Forest (Ed.), University Teaching: International Perspectives. New York: Garland Publishing.
- Forest, James and Thomas Angelo. (2002). Assessment of Student Learning. In Forest and Kinser, eds. Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia. New York: ABC-CLIO Publishing.
- Huba, Mary E., & Freed, Jann E. (2000). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
- Mentkowski, Marcia, & Associates. (2000). Learning that lasts: Integrating learning, development, and performance in college and beyond. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Nichols, James O., et al. (1995). A practitioner’s handbook for institutional effectiveness and student outcomes assessment implementation (3rd ed.). New York: Agathon.
- Palomba, Catherine A., & Banta, Trudy W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, improving. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Ratcliff, James L., Lubinescu, Edward S., & Gaffney, Maureen A. (2001). How accreditation influences assessment. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.
- Steen, Lynn Arthur. (1992, May). 20 Questions that deans should ask their mathematics department (or, that a sharp department will ask itself). AAHE Bulletin, 44(9), 3-6.
- Suskie, Linda. (2000, May). Fair assessment practices: Giving students equitable opportunities to demonstrate learning. AAHE Bulletin, 52(9), 7-9.
- Walvoord, Barbara, & Anderson, Virginia Johnson. (1998). Effective grading: A tool for learning and assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Yee, Wynetta Y., ed. (2003). ASHE Reader Series: Assessment and Program Evaluation. 2nd edition. Boston: Pearson Publishing.
ASSESSMENT ELECTRONIC DISCUSSION LISTS
Electronic discussion lists are an excellent way to network with colleagues and quickly learn about the latest assessment practices. The following lists discuss issues relevant to higher education assessment practitioners:
- ASSESS discusses
assessment in higher education. To subscribe, send a message to [email protected]
with the following command in the body of the message: SUBSCRIBE ASSESS.
- ASSESS-W discusses
the assessment of writing. To subscribe, send a message to [email protected]
with the following command in the body of the message: SUBSCRIBE ASSESS-W.
- FYA-LIST discusses
first-year assessment issues. To learn about it and sign up, visit its
Web site at <http://www.brevard.edu/fyc/listserv/index.htm>.
- PORTFOLIO-L discusses
portfolios. To subscribe, send a message to [email protected]
with the following command in the body of the message: SUBSCRIBE PORTFOLIO-L
- QUALRS-L discusses
qualitative research issues. To subscribe, send a message to [email protected]
with the following command in the body of the message: SUBSCRIBE QUALRS-L
- AREA-D discusses
issues in measurement and research methodology and is sponsored by Division
D of the American Educational Research Association. To subscribe, send
a message to [email protected] with the following command in the body
of the message: SUB AERA-D
- AERA-J discusses
issues in postsecondary education and is sponsored by Division J of
the American Educational Research Association. To subscribe, send a
message to [email protected] with the following command in the body of
the message: SUB AERA-J
- EVALTALK discusses
evaluation and associated issues; many of the threads are relevant to
assessment practitioners. Although sponsored by the American Evaluation
Association (AEA), the list is open for use by anyone. To subscribe
to EVALTALK, send a message to [email protected] with the following
command in the body of the message: SUBSCRIBE EVALTALK YOURFIRSTNAME
YOURLAST NAME (replacing YOURFIRSTNAME and YOURLASTNAME with your first
and last names).
- LRNASST exchanges
ideas and experiences among learning assistance professionals, including
some assessment matters. To subscribe, send a message to [email protected]
with the following command in the body of the message: SUB LRNASST
- RETENTION-L discusses
higher education retention issues. To subscribe, send a message to [email protected]
with the following command in the body of the message: SUB RETENTION-L
- ARN-L was created to give parents, educators, civil rights activists and other community advocates a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences about implementing assessment reform. It is administered by the Assessment Reform Network, a project of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing (FairTest). To subscribe, send a message to [email protected] with the following command in the body of the message: SUB ARN-L.