Welcome to the OIEPA’s assessment resource site! Contents found here include best practice videos and related documents that address all matters of curricular and operational assessment. These short (generally 3-5 minute, unless noted otherwise below) presentations are linked directly to the work of colleagues who are assessment researchers and administrators, program evaluators and SPSS mavens on campuses throughout the U.S. Should you come across an assessment resource that could benefit our campus’ assessment activities and initiatives, please forward the link to the OIEPA. We would be delighted to include it in this web resource to share with others on campus. Enjoy!
General Assessment Resources
Guidelines for Institutional Improvement – Developed by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
A Primer on Assessment – Originally published by the American Association for Higher Education
American Public University System – Information on curriculum mapping, rubrics, an assessment glossary, and lots of other useful tools and information.
Assessing Teaching and Learning – A wealth of information on assessing teaching, programs, departments, and learning from Carnegie Mellon University.
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) – Extensive resources on general education, curriculum, faculty work, and more.
Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education – Plans, policies, structures, tools, and reporting devices all in one place in their Resource Room.
Bloom’s Taxonomy – Courtesy of the University of Victoria Counselling Services.
Columbia College Chicago – A great resource on rubrics, journals, assessments of writing, and more.
Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment – Archives, articles, discussion groups, and information on assessing specific skills/content and accrediting bodies.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education – Understanding MSCHE expectations for assessing student learning.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) – Reports, occasional papers, and great examples of good assessment practice.
Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources – Published by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
West Chester University – Information on assessing outside the classroom, using rubrics, and other online resources.
Improving Survey Processes Based on Student Feedback – Presented at the 2014 AIR Forum.
Teaching Goals Inventory – From “Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers.”
Using Rubrics in Student Affairs – A free webinar offered by Innovative Educators.
VALUE Rubrics – By the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
Program and Department Assessment Guidebook – Developed by the UAC’s Program-Level Workgroup.
Assessment Practices at the Program Level – By the NILOA.
Assessing Your Program-Level Assessment Plan – Susan Hatfield, Winona State University.
Best Practices for Program-Level SLO Assessment – By Emory University.
Georgetown University – Very nice guide to program-level assessment.
Levels of Assessment: From the Student to the Institution – By the AAC&U.
Portland State University – Another nice guide to program-level assessment.
Program-Level Assessment Guide – From Cornell University’s Center for Teaching Excellence
Classroom Assessment Techniques – Presented by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching.
Course-Based Review and Assessment– From UMASS Amherst.
Course-Level Assessment for SLOs – California State University Long Beach.
Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence – Course design, planning, evaluation, and more.
Template: Course Level Assessment – From CUNY Hunter
Coming Soon – Assessment Tutorial Videos!
Last Updated on May 12, 2017