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.
- Introduction to Assessment
- Glossary of Assessment Terms (Web)
- What New Faculty Need To Know About Assessment (PDF)
- How to Write Even Better Tests (UWGB Web)
A thorough overview of assessment from the Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG), originally written for mathematic, science and engineering faculty, but equally useful for other disciplines.
A glossary of the most common assessment terms used in college classrooms.
A short article from the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment written by Pat Hutchings.
UWGB Office of Institutional Research and Assessment site presents three handbooks created by staff at Brigham Young University in Utah on how to improve your skills at writing tests.
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- Introduction to Rubrics (Web)
- iRubric (Web)
- Designing Rubrics to Assess Higher-order Thinking (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 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
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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- National Resources Center Assessment Resources (Web)
- Critical Thinking and Assessment (Web)
- Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment (Web)
- A Brief History of Student Learning Assessment (PDF)
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
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
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
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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- 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
- 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
- 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