Student Learning Outcomes, University of Washington
This site provides information on the relationship between assessment and
student learning outcomes, a general framework for assessment, measuring
outcomes, ways of Assessing learning outcomes - general considerations, ways of
assessing learning outcomes - specific techniques, and enduring problems.
outcomes assessment, University of Colorado, Boulder
Assessment methods used by academic departments and programs.
An overview of techniques to collect student feedback on how well
students are learning what they’re being taught
Assessment Techniques, Center for Excellence in Teaching, USC
Frequently asked questions about Classroom Assessment Techniques. A
selection of techniques. Selective bibliography on classroom assessment
Examples of Rating Scales
Rubric for Student Research Papers
Rubric for Research Papers
The program for assessing quantitative and verbal proficiencies at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Writing competency sample questions in Business, Education, General,
Liberal & Fine Arts, Science & Technology, and Social Studies.
Assessment That Promotes
Learning, John P. Lowe
From the Penn State Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
for developing evaluation valuation Checklists: The Checklists Development
Checklist (CDC), Daniel L. Stufflebeam, Western Michigan University
Evaluation Center Checklist Project
Excellent guidelines and information on creating checklists that define
the critical goals and criteria by which a program is to be assessed.
Program Assessment: Goal Attainment: What are the indicators and/or measures of
From, Developing an Assessment Plan for Your Program
A "Ten Step Plan" was developed by the National Center for
Postsecondary Teaching, Learning and Assessment (NCTLA) at Pennsylvania State
University. It is reproduced by permission of NCTLA.
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) – Overview
The Classroom Assessment Techniques -- CATs (Angelo and Cross, 1993)
within the Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide at the University of Wisconsin
are succinct, self-contained, self-instructional, web-based modules that
introduce a broadly applicable technique for use in college or university
Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (SMET) courses.
Questions to Ask
When Evaluating Tests
In a 1994 issue of Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation,
Lawrence Rudner gives an excellent list of guidelines to use when considering
any published instrument.
ERIC/AE Test Locator
If you are looking for an assessment test or instrument, this is the
place to start, with information on thousands of instruments.
Education Cooperative (NPEC) Sourcebook of Assessment Information
If you are looking for a published test or rubric assessing critical
thinking, problem solving, and writing skills, this is the place to look, with
full descriptions and analyses of a plethora of published instruments. NPEC is
now planning to expand this site to include instruments assessing other skills.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and
Provides balanced information concerning educational assessment,
evaluation and research methodology and resources to encourage the responsible
use of educational data
The American Association for Higher Education’s Portfolio
Clearinghouse is a searchable collection of portfolio projects from around
The Kalamazoo Portfolio:
Reflections, Connections, Life
An easy-to-use collection of readings on student portfolios
A good summary of the reasons for creating and using electronic
Resources from Northern Illinois University supporting those
beginning to create online options for supporting, extending, measuring,
documenting, and transforming learning.
SIUE's Wing Portfolio Assessment Project
Describes the contents, uses, and benefits of using portfolios to assess
Lethbridge Lethbridge, Alberta
A Guide to the Development of Professional Portfolios in the Faculty of
Education with guidelines to organizing plans and appendices with references and
Bibliographies - Portfolios
A comprehensive annotated bibliography on portfolio assessment
ERIC citations on portfolio assessment
An overview of electronic portfolios