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Assessment Tools

General Focus

"Developing a Comprehensive Assessment Plan" gives specific strategies developing and implementing an assessment plan. Source: Wiley Online Library

"Mapping common ground: Connection curricular and co-curricular learning" (Harrison & Williams, 2016). Includes: 

  • Recommendations and resources for curriculum mapping
  • Examples of assessing shared academic and co-curricular outcomes 

"Critical Analysis and Corroboration of a Citizenship Core Competency" describes a process used at Southwestern Illinois College to perform a critical analysis of citizenship as a university core competency. Includes:

NILOA's extensive, searchable Assessment Resource Library database contains "articles, presentations, reports, books, and helpful websites".


Academic Focus

Writing and Assessing SLOs (links)

IUPUI's Center for Teaching and Learning provides some excellent resources for writing and assessing student learning outcomes.

This reworking of Bloom's taxonomy by David R. Krathwohl (2002) classifies educational objectives along two dimensions, knowledge and cognitive process, instead of the original one.

A compact display of action verbs for writing student learning outcomes statements in higher education (from San Diego State University)

"Doing assessment as if teaching and learning matter" by Angelo (2016) includes a diverse collection of example assessment tools, including:

  • rubrics ranging from a clinical performance rating scale to a macroeconomics essay scoring grid
  • a long list of "useful references on teaching, assessment, and learning"

Co-curricular Focus

"The Development of Student Affairs Assessment Structure" describes an example of assessment planning for a student affairs organization.

"Student feedback data: how to take action for institutional improvement" (Bryant, 2016) provides practical techniques for making the most of student survey data. Source: A presentation by a representative from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

 
 

Systematic Assessment Cycle

"Co-curricular engagement through the lens of key performance indicators" describes the process Northern Kentucky University used to evaluate the impact that student engagement in co-curricular programs had on retention.