Assessment Links

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Table of Contents
  

  ASSESSMENT NETWORKS FOR FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS
National and International Networks 
State Networks
  ASSESSING EDUCATIONAL USES OF TECHNOLOGY
  ASSESSING STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
General Assessment of Student Development
Assessing the Freshman Year Experience
Assessing Leadership Skills
Assessing Service Learning
  GENERAL ASSESSMENT AND ACADEMIC PLANNING
  ASSESSING GENERAL EDUCATION
  ASSESSING STUDENT AFFAIRS AND CAMPUS CLIMATE
  ASSESSMENT IN THE CLASSROOM 
  ASSESSMENT GUIDES FOR PRACTITIONERS
  ASSESSMENT IN DISCIPLINES (NOT LIMITED TO THE COLLEGE LEVEL)
Anthropology
Biology and the Biosciences
Business and Accounting
Chemistry
Economics
Engineering and Applied Sciences
English and Composition
Geography
Health Professions
Law
The Library Sciences
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Sites Covering Multiple Disciplines
Sociology
Spoken Languages Other Than English
  INSTITUTIONS' ASSESSMENT SITES 
Two Year Institutions 
Four Year or More Institutions
  ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS AND TOOLS
  STUDENT RATINGS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
General Sites
Institutional Sites
  ASSESSING DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCIES
(For Students, Faculty, and Administration)

 

ASSESSMENT NETWORKS FOR FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS

National and International Networks

University of Kentucky Assessment list
Assess@lsv.uky.edu

A worldwide community of faculty researchers and administrators interested in assessment. 
Subscribe by sending mail to listserv@lsv.uky.edu with a message of ASSESS Your Name.

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State Networks

California Assessment Initiative (CAI)
http://www.ca-assessment-inst.org/

A consortium for training staff and faculty in assessment.

New Mexico Higher Education Outcomes Assessment Information
http://www.enmu.edu/users/smithl/Assess/nminfo.htm

Notes from an annual conference, bi-annual newsletters, an electronic email list serve, and networking opportunities.

Virginia Assessment Group (VAG)
John Tyler Community College
http://www.jmu.edu/vag/
The Virginia Assessment Group (VAG) is an association of college personnel engaged in institutional assessment activities on their respective campuses. VAG is dedicated to the goals of promoting the continued high quality of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia through assessment practices. VAG serves as a forum for the expression of ideas about assessment practices and as a network for communication and collaboration among public and private institutions and state agencies. VAG also sponsors an annual assessment conference.

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ASSESSING EDUCATIONAL USES OF TECHNOLOGY

Benefit/Cost Models for Evaluating Technology-Mediated Environments
http://www.calstate.edu/special_projects/mediated_instr/

Co-convened by the California State University system and SHEEO, this project has developed 1) a conceptual model to estimate the costs and benefits of various distributed instructional delivery modes and to compare them with the costs and benefits of classroom delivery, and 2) ten institutional case studies which demonstrate different combinations of programmatic goals, technology and cost structures.

Flashlight Program
http://www.tltgroup.org/programs/flashlight.html

The Flashlight Program offers site-licensed tool kits, standard surveys, consulting, training, and free resources for educators evaluating educational uses of technology and their costs. This web-based service helps you create, administer, and evaluate surveys. You can create your own questions or draw on pre-tested items from the Current Student Inventory. You can use surveys created by others as templates and, if you like, post your own surveys for others to share.

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ASSESSING STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

General Assessment of Student Development

Service Learning Clearinghouse Project
http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/slc/assess.html

This site disseminates resource information on service-learning assessment and evaluation, as well as more general higher education assessment and evaluation

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Assessing the Freshman Year Experience

The First Year Initiative
http://www.brevard.edu/fyc/EBI/FYISurvey.htm

A national benchmarking project that assesses outcomes associated with first year seminars.

The Freshman Year Experience at University of North Carolina at Charlotte
http://www.uncc.edu/stuaffairs/research.htm

This study in progress describes how freshmen who entered UNC Charlotte in Fall 1997 connected to the University and examines the relationships between those connections (individual, programmatic, and environmental) and academic performance.

Freshman Year Initiative (FYI) at Queens College, City University of New York, directed by Judith Summerfield and Martin Braun c/o FYI@qc.edu
UCLA Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)
"Your First College Year" (YFCY) Survey
http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/heri/yfcy

YFCY is a survey designed for use at the end of the first college year. It measures how students change across the first year of college and evaluates the effects of first-year programs and policies. YFCY yields data that can be used to improve the effectiveness of academic and co-curricular programs, retention rates, and learning outcomes.
Any questions about the 2002 administration, please contact Shannon
Gilmartin or Jennifer Keup, YFCY Project Co-Managers, at (310) 825-1925
or yfcy@ucla.edu.

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Assessing Leadership Skills

National Clearinghouse of Leadership Programs, University of Maryland (Jan 2001)
http://www.nclp.umd.edu

Leadership training programs and assessment instruments

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Assessing Service Learning

Service Learning Clearinghouse Project
http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/slc/assess.html

This site disseminates resource information on service-learning assessment and evaluation, as well as more general higher education assessment and evaluation

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GENERAL ASSESSMENT AND ACADEMIC PLANNING

American Association for Higher Education: Assessment Forum
http://www.aahe.org/assessment/assessnw.htm

A national network connecting and supporting higher education stakeholders involved in assessment. The association sponsors and publishes an annual national conference.

Annotated lists of readings and list serves related to assessment
http://www.aahe.org/assessment/assess_links.htm

Assessment and Evaluation
http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/ae/

Topically organized links to resources for outcomes assessment, assessment of learning, evaluation, and institutional effectiveness. Searchable list of resources available at Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction.

Assessment for Student Development Clearinghouse
http://www.acpa.nche.edu/comms/comm09/dragon/dragon-index.html

Career-related instruments, environmental assessment tools, higher education evaluation tools, learning styles assessments, miscellaneous assessment instruments, outcomes assessments, user friendly personality instruments, retention measures, student development instruments, and values measures

Association for Institutional Research
http://airweb2.org/links/assess.cfm

Links to assessment web sites.

American Evaluation Association (AEA)
http://danr.ucop.edu/eee-aea

The AEA’s mission is to improve evaluation practice and methods; increase evaluation use; promote evaluation as a profession; and support the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action. Its web site archives papers from previous annual conferences.

ERIC/AE Database of Current Abstracts on Assessment
http://www.law.harvard.edu/civilrights/index.html

The ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation (ERIC/AE) has put up an experimental database of abstracts for the most recent articles and papers on assessment, evaluation, research methods and learning theory. These abstracts developed by ERIC/AE can be viewed as they are developed - typically within 2 or 3 weeks of the Clearinghouse receiving a paper or journal issue.

ERIC CRIB Sheet on Assessment
http://www.eriche.org/crib/assessment.html

Critical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheets are brief selected ERIC bibliographies on topics of interest in the field of higher education. All CRIB Sheets are updated quarterly. The Assessment bibliography includes the topics of Institutional Assessment; Assessment and Learning Environment; Methods/Techniques; and Statewide/Regional and National Approaches.

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org
/resources/assessment/index.html

Assessment resources, reports, case studies, analyses, and worksheets.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
http://www.msache.org/BEST-OA1.doc

"Best Practices in Outcomes Assessment"

National Academy for Academic Leadership, Dr. Robert M. Diamond, President
Http://www.TheNationalAcademy.org

Assessing institutional readiness for change.

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)
http://www.nchems.org
Detailed information about publications on assessment and survey research available through NCHEMS.

National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
http://www.ed.psu.edu/cshe/htdocs/overview/overview.htm

The center provides studies, analyses, publications, and reports relevant to decision-making in higher education, and in doing so, aids in the formulation of higher education policy.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, United Kingdom
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/aboutqaa/aboutqaa.htm

Links to extensive information about quality assurance in higher education in the UK, including information about institutional standards for 22 academic disciplines, the UK’s quality review process and quality review reports of individual institutions.

Student Learning: An Inventory of State-Level Assessment Activities
http://www.nces.ed.gov/pubs/96862.html

This document summarizes proceedings and conclusions of a two-day national planning work-shop on the topic of furthering the assessment of national postsecondary outcomes, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and held in Washington, D.C. on December 7-8, 1995.

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ASSESSING GENERAL EDUCATION

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
http://www.aacu-edu.org/KnowNet/general.htm

Knowledge Network – an electronic resource center of promising practices in undergraduate education and general education.

Association of College and Research Libraries
http://www.ala.org/acrl/ilcomstan.html

Information literacy standards reviewed by the ACRL Standards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of the (ACRL) on January 18, 2000, at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in San Antonio, Texas.

California State University, Northridge
http://www.csun.edu/~vchsc001/1_GEgoals1.html

General education goals and student learning outcomes.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. http://assessment.iupui.edu/webassessment
Automated essay grading. A FIPSE-funded project to create national norms for the quality of writing in documents commonly found in electronic student portfolios

Quantitative Reasoning
http://www.maa.org/past/ql/ql_toc.html.

In 1996, the Mathematical Association of America’s Board of Governors approved the report, "Quantitative Reasoning for College Graduates: A Complement to the Standards." The text of the full report may be found at the MAA Online Web address.

SUNY General Education Assessment Review
http://cortland.edu/oir/gear/

The General Education Assessment Review (GEAR) group critiques campus assessment plans and approves those that meet the criteria established by the Task Force for effective assessment. The reviews of campus General Education assessment plans will focus exclusively on the campus's assessment processes and procedures, not the assessment outcomes themselves. Will also function as a resource to help campuses develop their assessment plans.

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ASSESSING STUDENT AFFAIRS AND CAMPUS CLIMATE

Campus Climate Assessment Forum
http://www.aahe.org/assessment/assess_faq.htm

Frequently asked questions, books, articles, and institutional surveys.

Noel/Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory
http://www.noel-levitz.com/ret/ssi/ssi.html

Asks students to rate 70 items about your campus to indicate how satisfied they are with the service specified. Then asks students to rate the importance they assign to 70 statements about your campus.

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ASSESSMENT IN THE CLASSROOM

The Center for Teaching at the University of Iowa
http://www.uiowa.edu/~centeach/tgi/

A teaching goals inventory and self-assessment tools.

Southern Illinois University site maintained by Douglas Eder
http://www.siue.edu/~deder/assess/catmain.html

Classroom assessment techniques.

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Assessment Guides for Practitioners

Assessment Manual (Texas A&M Univ.)
http://www.tamu.edu/marshome/assess/Manual.html

How to develop a campus or departmental assessment process

Assessment for People Who Do Not Have Time to Do Assessment (Concordia College)
http://www.cord.edu/dept/assessment/Wkshp99_00Time.htm
Five basic steps to assess what students are learning in their majors.

Assessment Resource Guide (Western Carolina University)
http://www.wcu.edu/stratplan/ARGuide/guidemain.htm

Steps for developing assessment plans, including mission statements, goals, performance measures, and senior assignments.

Busy Chairperson's Guide to Assessment (Southeast Missouri State Univ.)
http://www2.semo.edu/provost/aspnhtm/busy.htm

Assessment questions and answers, specific to reviewing, implementing, and reporting departmental assessment programs.

FAQ (frequently-asked questions) from the University of Texas System
http://ntmain.utb.edu/assessment/faq.html

Includes many common questions about jargon, how assessing a program is different from other assessment that faculty do, etc.

Guidelines for Assessment (California State Univ., Chico)
http://www.csuchico.edu/community/assessment.html

These guidelines provide assistance in gathering, analyzing, and using evidence relating to the effectiveness of educational programs and support services.

Guidelines for the Institutional Assessment of Student Learning (Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges).
http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/Board/Educ/Outcomes/_guidelines.htm

Guidelines for the development of institutional assessment plans; a series of potential questions to be addressed in an institutional assessment program; examples of current projects related to these questions; and general suggestions for implementing a successful outcomes assessment program.

Managing a Program of Outcomes Assessment.
http://www.rose-hulman.edu/IRA/IRA/IR/inair/workshop.html

A workshop presented by James Volkwein at the 1998 Association for Institutional Research annual forum.

Stepping Ahead: An Assessment Plan Development Guide (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology).
http://www.rose-hulman.edu/IRA/IRA/steppingahead.html

An overview of eight steps for developing an assessment plan. To obtain a free copy, contact Kathy Gregory at (812) 877-8816 ; email: Kathy.Gregory@Rose-Hulman.Edu.

Suggestions for Getting Started
http://www.calpress.com/outcome.html

From Student Outcomes Assessment: Opportunities and Strategies (Norene C. & Peter A. Facione). Posted by California Academic Press, which publishes instruments for and offers consulting on critical thinking assessment.

Ten Step Plan: Developing an Assessment Plan for Your Program.
http://condor.stcloudstate.edu/~assess/guidelines.html

From National Center for Postsecondary Teaching, Learning and Assessment
(NCTLA); posted by St. Cloud State University

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ASSESSMENT IN DISCIPLINES (not limited to the college level)

Anthropology

An Anthropology Department Assessment Plan
http://www.oxy.edu/oxy/academia/assessment/
anthropology.htm

Includes mission statement, goals, and a yearly timetable; discusses measurements, interviews, evaluations, and surveys.

Assessment Plan for the Major in Anthropology (California State University Sacramento)
http://www.csus.edu/acaf/anthasmt.htm

Includes assessment measures and strategies.

Anthropology Program Assessment Report (Ohio University)
http://www.ohiou.edu/instres/assessments
/97_98assess/dept/anth.htm

Outlines goals and objectives, assessment mechanisms, assessment results, and recommendations for improvement.

Department of Anthropology - Graduate Self-Assessment (University of California Santa Barbara)
http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/graded/self_assess.html

Provides criteria for the self-assessment process.

A List of Anthropology Assessment Goals
http://www.class.csupomona.edu/ga/ANTASSESSGOALS.HTML

UIUC Anthropology Outcomes Assessment Plan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
http://www.anthro.uiuc.edu/outcomes/

The mission, student learning objectives, measures and methods, using assessment results, timeline for implementation, resources and support.

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Biology and the Biosciences

Standards for the Ph.D. Degree in the Molecular Biosciences
http://www.iubmb.unibe.ch/phdstand.htm

Contains recommendations of the Committee on Education of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Business and Accounting

American Accounting Association
http://accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/aaa/teach.htm

Policies and objectives for outcomes assessment in accounting programs.

Business Administration, Student Outcomes Assessment Program (SOAP)
http://coba1.alasu.edu/Soap.htm

Describes the assessment program and provides writing competency tests in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and computer information systems.

National Business Educators Association
www.nbea.org

Disseminates information about business education competencies, business education standards, and business education curriculum guides.

Teaching and Curricular Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA)
http://www.csu.edu.au/anet/education/Baker_Rept.html

Policy, objectives, etc. for outcomes assessment in accounting programs as of 1992-93.

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Chemistry

AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)
http://www.aacc.org/symposia/symposia.stm

Provides learning objectives, self-assessment questions, charts, graphs, glossaries, and bibliographies.

Department of Chemistry Departmental Assessment Program
http://www2.plattsburgh.edu/chemistry/Assessment.html

A model of a department's self- examination that consists of student evaluation forms, periodic surveys of alumni and employers and a formal assessment program.

John Moores University School of Pharmacy and Chemistry Assessment Regulations (Liverpool, England)
http://cwis.livjm.ac.uk/pac/AssessmentRegs/

Organic Chemistry Online
http://www.chem.uic.edu/web1/OCOLII/WIN/Q3/FRAMES.HTM

A spectroscopy assessment quiz that covers the theory and practice of IR, proton and carbon NMR, and mass spectroscopy. (A model to help students perform self-assessment).

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Economics

Department of Economics Assessment of Instruction (Utah State University)
Student opinions of instruction surveys; peer assessment of instruction; senior projects; senior exit interviews; and alumni surveys.

The Fifth Annual Assessment Conference
Sponsored by the College of Business and Economics, California State University, Fullerton & the CSU Chancellor's Office
http://faculty.fullerton.edu/AssessmentConf/

Techniques and strategies that work well for assessing programs; implementation of assessment plans at multiple institutional levels; "closing the loop" by using assessment data for program improvement.

The Status and Perceptions of University Outcomes Assessment in Economics
http://www.indiana.edu/~econed/issues/v25_4/9.htm

Published in the Journal of Economic Education, this study reviews the status of student outcomes assessment in departments of economics at colleges and universities across the country.

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Engineering and Applied Sciences

Foundation Coalition: Assessment and Evaluation
http://www.eas.asu.edu/~fcae/

Assessment instruments, summary reports from coalition institutions, links to assessment resources, and ABET 2000 accreditation criteria

Gateway Engineering Education Coalition
http://gatewaycoalition.org

Papers and presentations on developing assessment programs; surveys and other tools used by coalition institutions.

National Engineering Education Delivery System (NEEDS): Assessment Team Implementation Plan at University of California Berkeley
http://needs.me.berkeley.edu/previous/Imp_Plan/assessplan6.html

A compendium of formative, summative and validative assessment methods.

North Carolina State University - College of Engineering: ABET 2000
http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/abet/

Links to ABET 2000 accreditation criteria and information. Departmental mission statements, guidelines for developing program educational objectives (ABET 2000 Criterion 2) and program outcomes and assessment (Criterion 3).

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology
http://www.ece.gatech.edu/academic/abet/

An overview of the school's program assessment and continuous improvement processes; contains program assessment documents.

Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Sciences (SUCCEED)
http://www.succeed.vt.edu/

An outcomes assessment guide with planning documents from coalition institutions; surveys, capstone experience, and portfolio methods used by coalition institutions; and resources, relevant white papers, etc.

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English and Composition

Assessing Writing at Western Washington University - Office of Institutional Assessment
http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~dialogue/issue1.html

The assessment dialogue, a rubric for successful writing, and a review of a writing assessment pilot project.

Automated Essay Grading (AEG)
http://assessment.iupui.edu/webassessment/

An assessment technology that permits computerized evaluation of written English, and is based on empirically derived rating models

First Year College Composition Outcomes Statement
http://www.mwsc.edu/~outcomes/

A project to generate a nation-wide outcomes statement for first-year college composition. Supported by the Conference on College Composition and Communication and the Council of Writing Program Administrators.

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Geography

Quality Assessment Report for London School of Economics and Political Science
http://www.niss.ac.uk/education/hefce/qar/q83-95.html
This report presents the findings of an assessment of the quality of education provided in geography by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
The report also contains geography learning aims and objectives; assessment of student learning experiences and student achievement; and conclusions and recommendations.

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Health Professions

American Association of Colleges of Nursing - Education Center
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/index.htm

The AACN web site provides curriculum standards and educational resources.

Assessment Center for Health Professions Education.
http://www.tambcd.edu/assessment/

Assessment resources and services for health professions educators.

Harrell Professional Development and Assessment Center at the University of Florida
http://www.med.ufl.edu/medinfo/harrell/harrell.html

Computerized assessment for medical training.

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Law

Suggested Assessment Strategies - part of the Law 12 Integrated Research Package
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/law12/intro6.htm

The assessment strategies in this IRP describe a variety of ideas and methods for gathering evidence of student performance, and provide examples of criteria for assessing the extent to which the prescribed learning outcomes have been met.
Also see http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/law12/samint.htm; samples of linking criteria to learning outcomes.

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The Library Sciences

American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/congress

This web site contains publications of two "Congresses of Professional Education" where values and core competencies of the profession were discussed, in addition to strategies for action to address common issues and concerns.

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Mathematics

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (Jan 2001)
http://www.amatyc.org

In June 1993, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) published the document, "Guidelines for Mathematics Departments at Two-Year Colleges." The AMATYC guidelines address more specifically the concerns of these
institutions. The AMATYC Guidelines may be found at the AMATYC web address http://www.amatyc.org/publications.html/.

Mathematical Association of America
http://www.maa.org/Welcome.html
Guidelines for programs and departments 
in Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
that were approved by the Board of Governors in August 2000. These guidelines were originally developed between 1990 and 1993 and were approved, in their original form, by the MAA Board of Governors in 1993. The Guidelines are a living document. A Task Force for Revising the 1993 Guidelines was appointed in 1997. The current document is a result of their work.

The Math Forum at Swarthmore College.
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/mathed/assessment.html
Assessment in mathematics teaching. Focus is K-12 but some information, methods, references/links appropriate for college-level courses.

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Philosophy

The American Philosophical Association's Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/governance/committees/
teaching/orc/index.html
This site contains an "Online Resource Center" that provides a collection of syllabi from all areas of philosophical study; a "What Works" database offering short descriptions of successful classroom practices; and discussion boards covering a variety of topics, including assessment and evaluation.

Physics

Physics: Assessment and Evaluation
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/physics/evalphy.html

Assessment and evaluation process phases, student progress strategies, student assessment record-keeping program, and evaluation curriculum.

Physics Assessment Test
http://www.personal.kent.edu/~pwendel/

College Physics I Assessment Post-test Purpose 1. This test measures student achievement of certain physics concepts. When the student completes the test finish a score that is itemized by topic will be provided.

Physics Education Research Ph.D. Programs in the USA
http://csu.edu/~bisb2/FEdnl/perprogslist1.htm

A list of links to Universities' physics programs' web sites that contain instructional methods and assessment tools.

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Political Science

Academic Assessment Success: Political Science
http://www.assessment.swt.edu/Successes/polsci_story.htm

Examples of academic assessment reports and assessment forms; alumni surveys and alumni survey reports.

Department of Political Science Assessment Activities (Ohio University)
http://www.ohiou.edu/instres/assessments/97_98assess/dept/polisci.htm

Learning goals, questionnaires, examinations of student evaluations of instructors and courses, examinations of internship sponsors' reports, and overviews of effective teaching and advising.

Eastern New Mexico University Political Science, Undergraduate Program
http://www.enmu.edu/users/smithl/Assess/aoap/1999_2000/plans/psciug.htm
The Academic Outcomes Assessment Plan for the Academic Year 1999-2000

Ensuring Teaching Quality at University of Western Australia (UWA)
http://www.csd.uwa.edu.au/tl/etq/PoliticalScience.html

Key features of departmental activity in political science identified as having the greatest impact on maintaining or improving the quality of teaching.

On-Going Assessment in the Political Science Program (Utah State University)
http://www.usu.edu/~polisci/assess.htm
Outlines of program objectives, program effectiveness, questionnaires for graduating seniors, and external reviews; and the Department of Political Science Annual Assessment Report.

A Political Science Assessment Plan (Weber State University)
http://www.weber.edu/assessment/participants/assessment
%20plan/polsciap.htm

The mission statement, student learning outcomes, a curriculum grid, and the results of assessment in political science programs.

Political Science Program Assessment (The University of South Carolina)
http://www.usca.sc.edu/polisci/assessmentps/assessmentps.htm

Minutes from the Political Science Program Assessment Committee. Information department's assessment methods, entrance and exit exams, and student portfolios.

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Sites Covering Multiple Disciplines

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, United Kingdom (Feb 2001)
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/crntwork/benchmark/benchmarking.htm

Benchmarking standards for 22 academic fields

Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide for Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology Instructors.
http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/nise/cl1/flag/flaghome.asp

The Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) was designed by and for college and university instructors in the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) disciplines to offer a readily accessible, up-to-date resource of classroom-tested assessment tools for instructors who have an interest in sharing and implementing new approaches to evaluating student learning, attitudes and performance. The Guide is part of the Innovations in SMET Education web site, developed by the National Institute for Science Education.

The National Skills Standards Board
www.nssb.org

Skill standards, assessment and certification for fifteen industries.

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Sociology

CSU Sponsored Sociology Assessment Workshop (April 22-23, 1999) - San Diego State University
http://www.co.calstate.edu/aa/sloa/socreport.html

A summary of the workshop.

Sociology Assessment Plan
How to assess student learning outcomes, the mission statement, a curriculum grid, and the results of assessment.

Sociology Assessment Report (Ohio University)
http://www.ohiou.edu/instres/assessments/96_97assess/dept/soc.htm

Includes program objectives, major field assessment test data, advising data, and exit questionnaire data.

Sociology Department Exit Interview (University of Nebraska at Kearney)
http://aaunk.unk.edu/asmt/socexit.htm

Yearly results of exit evaluations of graduating majors and minors concerning their attitudes and achievements as Sociology students.

A Sociology Major Evaluation Form
http://www.neiu.edu/~methomps/sociology/assess.html

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Spoken Languages Other Than English

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) (University of Minnesota)
The Minnesota Language Proficiency Assessment (MLPA)

http://carla.acad.umn.edu/MLPA.html

This battery of instruments is designed to measure learners' proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and in French, German, and Spanish. The assessments developed to date include: Contextualized Reading Assessment (CoRA), Contextualized Writing Assessment (CoWA), Contextualized Speaking Assessment (CoSA), and Contextualized Listening Assessment (CoLA)

Developing Speaking and Writing Tasks for Second Language Assessment: A Miniguide for Assessment Development
http://carla.acad.umn.edu/MLPA-miniguide/miniguide.html

This short guide contains a framework that will help teachers create speaking and writing tasks and tests that are directly linked to classroom practice. The guide includes tools and worksheets that can be tailored to a variety of classroom contexts and a range of students' needs, using a model based on extensive research and piloting done by the Minnesota Articulation Project members and the Assessment Team at Center for the Advanced Research on Language Acquisition.

CARLA Summer Institute's for Second Language Teacher's
http://carla.acad.umn.edu/summerinst.html

Intended for both veteran and novice second language teachers, as well as for administrators, this institute is primarily designed to examine the role assessment plays in today's performance-based classroom. Through exploration of proficiency-oriented principles and context-based classroom assessment techniques, participants will construct a pedagogical framework to establish a clear connection across teaching, learning and assessment. The framework will guide participants in developing their own assessment instruments and in selecting, or modifying, existing techniques that best suit their purposes.

National African Language Resource Center (University of Wisconsin)
http://african.lss.wisc.edu/nalrc/prog-serv/prog-dev/prog-dev.html

African Language Program Evaluation Guidelines: A project to develop guidelines for evaluating African language programs which are consistent with both national guidelines for program assessment and the goals of African language program coordinators in the United States.

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INSTITUTIONS' ASSESSMENT SITES

Two Year Institutions

Northern Essex Community College
http://www.necc.mass.edu/enrollplan.htm

Action plans and performance measures for increasing student success.

Oakton Community College
http://www.oakton.edu/resource/oir/pgmrev00.pdf

A five-year cycle, a review of every instructional, instructional support, and student services program at the institution.

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Four Year or More Institutions

Arkansas University
http://www.uca.edu/assess/guide/

The academic assessment program, including reviews of academic programs and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania)
http://www.bloomu.edu/

Overview of assessment methods and results of Outcomes Assessment section of 1999 Middle States accreditation self study.

California State University, Northridge
http://www.csun.edu/~vchsc001/assess.html

Information from the Office of Assessment: assessment policy, assessment program forms, assessment grants and resources.

California State University, Sacramento: Office of Institutional Research
http://inst-srv1.adm.csus.edu/

Statistics, strategic plan, performance indicators, theme assessment papers, planning priorities, progress reports, survey instruments, academic and non-academic program reviews.

California State University System
http://www.co.calstate.edu/aa/sloa/

Student Learning and Outcomes Assessment. Learning outcomes for academic degree programs, learning outcomes for general education, assessment contacts, a student assessment newsletter, and the assessment program center.

Carnegie-Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence
http://www.cmu.edu/provost/teaching/

Provides faculty a variety of resources for ongoing assessment of teaching. These are for formative mid-course corrections, not end-of-term summative course or faculty evaluations.

Dixie College: Institutional Effectiveness
http://www.dixie.edu/effective/toc.htm

General education plans, assessment instruments, and the institutional effectiveness mission statement.

Eastern New Mexico University Assessment Resource Office
http://www.enmu.edu/users/smithl/Assess/

Academic outcomes assessment plans and classroom assessment techniques.

James Madison University Center for Assessment and Research Studies
http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/

Assessment tips, techniques, and examples.

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Institutional Improvement
http://www.planning.iupui.edu/
Assessment committees, program reviews, planning, and budgeting.

Meredith College, Office of Enrollment Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
http://www.meredith.edu/epie/assess.htm

Guidelines for institutional effectiveness, an inventory of academic departments' assessment methods, and information on the Department Council on Institutional Effectiveness and the Committee on Expected Educational Outcomes.

Montana State University - Student Outcomes Assessment
http://www.montana.edu/~aircj/assess/

Committees, techniques, capstone courses, advising, and surveys.

Oberlin College Office of Institutional Research
http://peacock.adm.oberlin.edu/ir.html

Plans for assessing student outcomes.

Pennsylvania State University - Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
http://www.psu.edu/dept/celt/index.html

Contains a review of documents from all academic departments for the purpose of recommending ways to increase the consistency and quality of the assessment activities of the College. Also displays an inventory of assessment methods that identify current and systematic assessment efforts by academic departments.

Seton Hall Outcomes Assessment
http://academic.shu.edu/outcomes/

Contains an overview of the assessment process, assessment methods in use by academic departments, and an annotated list of assessment-related books.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
http://www.siue.edu/~deder/assess/index.html

Assessment Plan at http://www.siue.edu/~deder/assess/plan.html

Syracuse University, Center for Support of Teaching and Learning
http://cstl.syr.edu/

Strategies for assessing student learning, and questions and answers about assessment.

University of Alaska-Anchorage
http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/aycamai/accredit2.html#outcome

A brief description of the institution's assessment plan.

University of Colorado at Boulder - Undergraduate Assessment Outcomes
http://www.colorado.edu/pba/outcomes/

Assessment methods used by academic departments and programs, graduate-year assessment plans, standardized tests, notes from assessment committee meetings, and results of curricular changes.

University of Maryland - Campus Assessment Working Group (CAWG)
http://www.inform.umd.edu/CampusInfo/Departments/OIS/CAWG
/
Gathers and exchanges information about the student, staff, and faculty experience at the university. The data feeds directly into program and campus improvement efforts.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment
http://www.umass.edu/oapa/oapafiles/oapaindex.html

Assessment publications.

University of Missouri-Columbia Assessment Resource Center
http://www.tiger.coe.missouri.edu/~arcwww/arc.html
The Assessment Resource Center offers comprehensive assessment assistance to individuals and to institutions in areas including research and evaluation, test and survey development, hand scoring of performance assessments, statistical analyses, and interpretation and reporting.

Willamette University Assessment Program
http://www.willamette.edu/ir/assess/assess.html

Assessment guidelines developed by the University's Task Force on Assessment.

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ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS AND TOOLS

Assessing Educators and Courses
http://adulted.about.com/education/adulted/cs/teacherassessment/
index.htm?iam=dpile&terms=%2Bhigher+%2Beducation+%2Bassessment

Articles and tools for gauging educator and course effectiveness.

Assessment of Learning through Technology for Efficiency and Rigour
http://www.ncteam.ac.uk/tltp/catalogue/phase1/pro15001.htm

Computer aided assessment.

Assessment Management Tool
TracDat, co-developed by Dr. Michael Choban of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

http://innervateinc.com/tracdat.htm

Software to help manage assessment, including planning, data storage, data analysis, data utilization and follow-up.

Assessment Update: Progress, Trends, and Practices in Higher Education
http://www.jbp.com/JBJournals/au.html

Assessment Update provides information and practical advice on conducting assessments in student learning and outcomes, faculty instruction, academic programs and curricula, student services, and overall institutional functioning.

California Academic Press: Consulting for Academic Institutions
http://www.calpress.com/consult.html

Custom designed assessment for desired learning outcomes and service outcomes.
A multi-disciplinary consulting team that helps institutions develop customized assessment tools and data gathering strategies.

Center for Post-secondary Research and Planning (Indiana University)
College Students Experiences Questionnaire

http://www.education.indiana.edu/pprcenter.html

The College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ) measures student progress and the quality of students' experiences inside and outside the classroom. The CSEQ is a versatile tool that assesses the quality of effort college students expend in using the resources and opportunities provided by the institution for their learning and development.

Computer Assisted Assessment Centre (CAA)
http://www.caacentre.ac.uk/

The CAA Centre web site has been designed to provide information and guidance on the use of computer-assisted assessment in higher education.

Educational Evaluation and Assessment Consultants
http://www.edueval.com/

A firm that specializes in the evaluation and development of data systems as well as program evaluation and student testing.

Educational Testing Services (ETS)
http://www.ets.org/research/newforms.html

Individualized guidance-oriented models of integrated instruction and assessment.

Fifth International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference
2nd and 3rd July 2001 - Loughborough University, United Kingdom

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/fli/flicaa/conf2001/index.html

A two-day Conference organized by Learning and Teaching Development at

Loughborough University.
(http://www.caacentre.ac.uk/)

Flashlight Online
http://www.tltgroup.org/programs/flashlightonline-new.html

This is a Web-based service for creating, administering, and analyzing surveys. You can create your own questions or draw on pre-tested items from the Current Student Inventory. You can use surveys created by others as templates and, if you like, post your own surveys for others to share.

Free Assessment Survey Tool (FAST)
http://wwwacad.mtroyal.ab.ca%2fadc%2ffast%2f/

Mount Royal College provides free access to its teacher assessment tool that allows learners to give anonymous web-based feedback. Assessment questions can be customized, and reports are generated in MSExcel format. You must register to use this service.

Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) College Student Survey (CSS) - UCLA Graduate School of Education -
http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/heri/heri.html

The CSS helps institutions respond to the needs of assessment and accountability by providing information on a broad range of student outcomes. The CSS provides feedback on your students' academic and campus life experiences.

IDEA Center (Individual Development Educational Assessment)
http://www.idea.ksu.edu/index.html

Assessment products and services for sale to faculty, department chairs, deans, administrators, researchers and on campus coordinators.

Institute for Technology Development
http://itd.shu.edu/about/about.html

The ITD assists the education community in the effective use of technology in teaching and learning through workshops, consultation, program assessment tools, faculty training and development, planning and project management, and technology support.

Labyrinth Forum
http://hakatai.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/LF/May93/May93F5.html

Creating Student portfolios. Guidelines for constructing tests.

National Postsecondary Education Consortium (NPEC)
www.nces.edu.gov/npec/evaltests

Information on postsecondary assessment tools for critical thinking, problem solving and writing.

The NPEC Sourcebook, Volume 1
http://www.nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2000195

The NPEC Sourcebook, Volume 1 is a compendium of information about tests at the postsecondary education level used to assess three skills: critical thinking, problem solving, and writing. The Sourcebook is a tool for people who are seeking comparative data about the policy-relevance of student outcomes measured in these 3 skill areas.

NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment Volume 2: Selected Institutions Utilizing Assessment Results
http://www.nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2000196

The NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment, Volume 2 presents a series of case studies at postsecondary institutions that highlight the successful use of assessment data for external policy-related decision making purposes.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
The survey evaluates the quality of higher education by measuring educational practices related to successful teaching and learning and provides benchmarks to institutions. Summary of report at http://www.indiana.edu/~nsse/index.html

The Office of Educational Assessment Instructional Assessment System (IAS)
http://www.washington.edu/oea/ias1.htm

A program to collect and summarize student ratings of instruction at the postsecondary level.

Question Mark
http://www.questionmark.com/us/home.htm

Software for creating, delivering and reporting on assessment.

Senior Assignments
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

http://www.siue.edu/~deder/assess/sra.html

Each senior is required to complete a Senior Assignment that demonstrates proficiency in the major and academic breadth commensurate with SIUE's general education expectations. Each Senior Assignment (SRA) is a scholarly engagement between a senior student and dedicated professor(s) that results in a product. SRAs foster creativity and self-reliance by encouraging each student to gain control over his or her own educational experience, to become something more than a skilled classroom stenographer.

The TLT Group: Teaching, Learning and Technology
http://www.tltgroup.org/#Flashlight_Project

Tools, information, training, and consulting that accelerate educational improvement while also helping to control the costs and ease the stresses of change.

Webfolios (the term used for on-line student portfolios) as assessment tools
http://www.kafkaz.net/webfolios/index.htm

A site prepared by Kathy A. Fitch, Assistant Professor of English, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, kafkaz@KWOM.COM
Also see: http://assessment.iupui.edu/webassessment/

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STUDENT RATINGS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

General Sites

Results of an on-line survey of graduate students funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation with help from the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
http://www.phds.org/survey/results

Send messages to list: aera-gsl@asu.edu
Student Assessment of Learning Gains Instrument

http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/salgains/instructor/default.asp

A web version of Elaine Seymour's Student Assessment of Learning Gains instrument, which can be used at the end of a course or during the course, this evaluation is tailored to the particular course. The instructor enters in the types of learning opportunities presented (labs, group work, etc.), course goals, and so forth. The evaluation form includes course goals in a basic structure which asks students about how various aspects of the class helped their learning, how well they understand the material, etc. Students can respond to the form on-line (a variety of security measures are incorporated) and the responses are analyzed. Sue Daffinrud of University of Wisconsin, Madison developed the web site.

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Institutional Sites

University of California - Santa Barbara's Evaluation System for Courses and Instruction (ESCI)
http://id-www.ucsb.edu/IC/Services/ESCI/

ESCI is a computerized evaluation service administered through UCSB's Office of Instructional Consultation. ESCI processes the results of course evaluations for one or more courses - for one or more instructors or teaching assistants. This system is available both to individual faculty members and to entire departments.

Grinnell College's Student Ratings of Instruction.
http://www.grinnell.edu/institutionalresearch/EOC.html

Pdf
reports of a 1999-2000 test of a college-wide evaluation form.

Indiana University's on-line manual for the Multi-Op course evaluation system. http://www.indiana.edu/~best/course_evaluations.shtml
Multi-Op is a course-instructor evaluation system used by many IUB departments. Instructors can select up to 35 items from a bank of 198 items, and include up to 15 self-written items.

Course Ratings at Kansas State University
http://www.ksu.edu/catl/courser1.htm

Information about the Individual Development and Educational Assessment (IDEA) and TEVAL student rating systems.

Michigan State University's Student Instructional Rating System (SIRS).
http://www.msu.edu/dept/soweb/sosirs.html

Documentation on Constructing Student Instructional Rating Forms has useful hints for those developing a student rating system.

Pennsylvania State University
Students' Evaluation of Educational Quality
(SEEQ)

http://www.psu.edu/celt/SEEQ.html
Student Rating of Teaching Effectiveness (SRTE).
http://www.psu.edu/president/cqi/cqi/srte/analysis.html

Southeastern Louisiana University's Student Opinion of Teaching (SOT).
http://www.selu.edu/Administration/Inst-Research/IE/sotpol.htm

Guidelines for analyzing narrative comments and for department heads' use of narrative comments, and the form faculty can use to report factors that might influence their SOT results in a particular class.

Texas A&M's Student Ratings of Faculty (SRF).
http://www.tamu.edu/marshome/ratings/index.html

Ratings for individual courses and instructors are available to Texas A&M students, faculty, and staff.

University of Arizona's Evaluation of Teaching. Teacher-Course Evaluation (TCE)
http://aer.arizona.edu/welcome.asp

Ratings for individual courses and instructors are available to UA students, faculty, and staff.

University of Colorado-Boulder's Faculty Course Questionnaire (FCQ).
http://www.colorado.edu/pba/fcq/index.html

Includes results by section and instructor for students to use when choosing courses.

University of Washington's Instructional Assessment System (IAS).
http://www.washington.edu/oea/ias1.htm

IAS Online is the UW Office of Educational Assessment's web-based course evaluation system. A Course Evaluation Catalog lists results by section and instructor for UW students to use when choosing courses.

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ASSESSING DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCIES
 (For Students, Faculty, and Administration)

AAC&U National Survey on Diversity Requirements
http://www.aacu-edu.org/Initiatives/irvinesurveypr.html

This survey of 546 colleges and universities across the country found that 62 percent of respondents report that they either have in place a diversity requirement or they are in the process of developing one. The survey was administered by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and supported by the James Irvine Foundation.

California State University, San Bernardino Diversity Committee
http://diversity.csusb.edu/

A strategic plan to create a campus climate that "welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience."

Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory in Post-secondary Education Settings
http://assessments.ncs.com/assessments/tests/ccai.htm

The CCAI self-assessment, a test from NCS, can be used to help individuals or institutions uncover their current strengths and weaknesses within four critical skill areas important for effective cross-cultural communication and interaction. It can help provide insight into an individual's ability to adapt to new situations, interact with people different from oneself, tolerate ambiguity, and maintain a sense of self in new or different surroundings.

Discovering Diversity Profile
http://www.rnatraining.com/cdiverse.htm

The Discovering Diversity Profile helps employees assess their behavior toward people who are different from themselves.

Diversity Web Sources in Higher Education
http://www.ala.org/acrl/ressept00.html

Identifies web sites that emphasize institutional vision on diversity issues, recruitment of minority faculty, library organizations working to achieve diversity, and related issues.

Instruments Described in the ERIC A/E Test Locator.
Attitudes Toward Diversity Scale

http://ericae.net/tc3/TC019935.htm

Cultural Diversity Awareness Inventory
http://ericae.net/tc3/TC020014.htm

Diversity Awareness Assessment
http://ericae.net/tc3/TC019557.htm

Intrapersonal Diversity Awareness Profile
http://ericae.net/tc3/TC019707.htm

How Can the Results of Our Diversity Initiative Be Measured?
http://www.shrm.org/diversity/measurement.htm

The University of Maryland Diversity Database
www.inform.umd.edu/Diversity

The University of Maryland's Diversity Database is a comprehensive index of
Multicultural and Diversity Resources

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