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Assessment - Resources

Interested in learning more about Assessment?

Read through some of the materials below, or schedule an appointment to meet with a Faculty Consultant.


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  • Introduction to Rubrics (Web)
  • Rubrics are a powerful tool for supporting learning by guiding learners activities and increasing their understanding of their own learning process. The included links will help you to more deeply explore rubrics and their use as an effective assessment tool.

  • iRubric (Web)
  • iRubric is a comprehensive rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool. iRubric supports a variety of applications in an easy-to-use package and best of all, iRubric is free to individual faculty and students

  • Designing Rubrics to Assess Higher-order Thinking (Web)
  • A great discussion on how to connect the higher-order levels of Bloom's Taxonomy to a rubric to assess student learning

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Additional Resources

  • National Resources Center Assessment Resources (Web)
  • The National Resource Center serves as the trusted expert, internationally recognized leader, and clearinghouse for scholarship, policy, and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions. This assessment resource list gives a full overview of Assessment Basics, Tools and Research

  • Critical Thinking and Assessment (Web)
  • The Foundation for Critical Thinking offers assessment instruments which enable educators to gather evidence relevant to determining the extent to which instruction is teaching students to think critically

  • Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment (Web)
  • An extensive listing of Internet Resources for Higher Education including handbooks, discussion groups, article archives, how to assess specific skills and links to other institutions assessment initiatives

  • A Brief History of Student Learning Assessment (PDF)
  • From the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Richard J. Shavelson gives the reader a brief overview of the history of student learning assessment and proposes a direction for the future.

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Library Resources

To request a library resource, please email us or come visit the CATL.

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  • Alternative Strategies for Evaluating Student Learning. New Directions for Teaching & Learning, No. 100
    Achacosa, Michelle V. & Svinicki, Marilla D.
  • The Art and Science of Assessing General Education Outcomes: A Practical Guide
    Leskes, Andrea & Wright, Barbara
  • Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution
    Maki, Peggy
  • Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics
    Rhodes, Terrel L.
  • Assessing Students in Groups: Promoting Group Responsibility and Individual Accountability
    Johnson, David W. & Johnson, Roger T.
  • Assessment in Cycles of Improvement: Faculty Designs for Essential Learning Outcomes
    Miller, Ross
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers
    Angelo, Thomas A. & Cross, K. Patricia
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Practical Guide for Educators
    Mertler, Craig A.
  • College Science Teachers Guide to Assessment
    Lord, Thomas R.; French, Donald P. & Crow, Linda W.
  • Developing Outcome-Based Assessment for Learner-Centered Education: A Faculty Introduction
    Driscoll, Amy & Wood, Swarup
  • Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College
    Walvoord, Barbara E. & Virginia Johnson Anderson
  • Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact
    Cambridge, Darren; Cambridge, Barbara & Yancey, Kathleen Blake
  • Electronic Portfolios and Student Success: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Learning
    Chen, Helen L. & Light, Tracy Penny
  • Evaluating a Course: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Lecturers, & Trainers
    Forsyth, Ian; Jolliffe, Alan & Stevens, David
  • How Am I Teaching? - Forms and Activities for Acquiring Instructional Input
    Weimer, Maryellen; Parrett, Joan L. & Kerns, Mary-Margaret
  • Interpreting Assessment Data: Statistical Techniques You Can Use
    Christmann, Edwin P. & Badgett, John L.
  • Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning
    Stevens, Dannelle D. & Levi, Antonia J.
  • Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning
    Huba, Mary E. & Freed, Jann E.
  • Portfolio Development and the Assessment of Prior Learning
    Michelson, Elana & Mandell,Alan
  • Rising to the Challenge: Meaningful Assessment of Student Learning
    Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Techniques for Evaluating and Improving Instruction. New Directions for Teaching and Learning No. 31
    Aleamoni, Lawrence M.
  • Techniques for Interpreting Student Evaluations. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 87
    Lewis, K. G.
  • Thirteen Strategies to Measure College Teaching
    Berk, Ronald A. & Theall, Michael
  • Understanding Educational Measurement
    McDaniel, Ernest
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