Assessment Resources

 

Assessment Research and Instruments

Assessment and Technology

Models of Curriculum Assessment

Listservs and Forums

Critical Thinking Assessment

 

 


 

Assessment Research and Instruments

 

http://www.ericae.net/ The ERIC Clearinghouse for Assessment gathers print sources on assessment, including research-based presentations, journal articles, and books. This site also includes the Test Locator, which allows faculty and researchers to search for testing instruments using key words.

http://www.ets.org/ The Educational Testing Services (ETS) website offers information about its higher education assessment instruments, including general education instruments, major field tests, and course evaluations.

http://www.act.org The ACT website provides information about its testing and placement instruments, including COMPASS and ASSET, as well as their research and consulting programs.

http://www.collegiatelearningassessment.org/  The Collegiate Learning Assessment is the tool Eastern has chosen for its assessment tool through the VSA.

http://www.voluntarysystem.org/index.cfm The Voluntary System of Accountability is a voluntary initiative for 4-year public institutions in which Eastern participates.

http://www.aacu.org/ The Association of American Colleges and Universities offers information on general education and assessment as well as other topics concerning higher education.

http://www.ncacihe.org/ The North Central Association gives information on what accrediting teams will want.  NCA also gives information on its assessment levels.

http://www.chea.org/ The Council for Higher Education Accreditation offers information on assessment and accreditation, including a section on good practices.

http://www.nchems.org/ The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems provides information and services on assessment management capabilities.

http://www.nces.ed.gov The National Center for Education Statistics provides government-gathered statistics on American education.  It also offers a college locator at this site to assist in finding web resources on 9,000 postsecondary institutions.

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02602938.asp Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education is a journal that focuses on these issues in postsecondary education.  The most recent issues’ table of contents are available on the web.

http://www.acpa.nche.edu/commae The American College Personnel Association’s Commission IX:> Assessment for Student Learning focuses on using assessment data for student development programming.  It also offers research grants for student affairs professionals.

http://www.airweb.org/ The Association of Institutional Research’s website includes links on many topics in higher education, including assessment.  AIR offers a newsletter online as well as examples of ways in which to display data

http://www.pdx.edu/studentaffairs/assessment-resources Portland State University offers several links to online assessment resources.


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Assessment and Technology

 

http://www.qmark.com/ Question Mark creates tests and software for distance education delivery.

http://www.caacentre.ac.uk/index.shtml This site provides information on computer-assisted assessment in higher education.

http://www.palomar.edu/alp/principles.html Palomar College offers a report of its computer-based assessment project along with a sample student portfolio.

http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/apboyle/triads/ TRIADS is a joint project of the University of Liverpool, the University of Derby, and the Open University.  Its focus is on learning outcomes assessment and the website offers ways to develop on-line assessments.


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Models of Curriculum Assessment

http://www.alverno.edu/academics/ourability-basedcurriculum/ Alverno College serves as a national model for an ability-based curriculum.

http://www.iport.iupui.edu/selfstudy/tl/milestones/uupp The Urban Universities Portfolio Project (UUPP) is a collaboration among six urban public universities to develop prototypes of electronic institutional portfolios. These portfolios provide information on each institution’s mission, objectives, and goals and how the institution measures and meets those goals and objectives.

http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/ James Madison University has received national recognition for its assessment program.

http://assessment.truman.edu Truman State University has been involved in assessing student outcomes for decades.

http://planning.ucsc.edu/irps/stratpln/assess.htm The University of California-Santa Cruz has a unique grading system where students earn letter grades and are also given narrative evaluations.

http://www.cod.edu/catalog/current/educational_opportunities/assessment__student_learning.aspx College of Dupage has used student outcomes assessment to improve student learning.

http://oberlin.edu/instres/irhome/ Oberlin College has based its plan for assessing student outcomes on North Central Association’s five criteria.

http://www.nmsu.edu/Research/iresearc/ New Mexico State University has based its assessment plan on program goals with particular attention paid to the major for both graduate and undergraduate assessment.

http://portal.utpa.edu/utpa_main/pres_home/oire_home The University of Texas Pan American website offers a virtual library of its assessment and institutional research efforts.

http://www.enmu.edu/academics/assessment/ Eastern New Mexico University has been doing outcomes assessment for 15 years. Its website includes information on institutional assessment as well as classroom assessment techniques using the internet.

http://www.aap.vt.edu/ Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University’s academic assessment website provides information and reports on the University’s academic and student affairs assessments of student progress.


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Listservs & Forums

 

ASSESS-L is a listserv focusing on assessment in higher education.

  • To subscribe, send an email message to the listserv at the University of Kentucky-Lexington. The message should say subscribe assess your-first-name your-last-name and have nothing in the Subject: line and no "signature" at the bottom.
  • After subscribing, you may send the one-word message help to receive a list of commands to learn how to submit a note, respond, suspend email, and so forth.

The First-Year Assessment Listserv (FYA-L) focuses on evaluating students' experiences and success in the first year of college.

 

Critical Thinking Assessment


http://www.insightassessment.com/home.htmlInsight Assessment has tools for assessing problem solving abilities.

http://www.csuchico.edu/vpaa/wasc/eer/GEAssessment/CriticalThink.html The Critical Thinking Assessment Project at Cal State-Chico offers instructional practices and assessment techniques on a wide-range of critical thinking abilities.

http://www.tntech.edu/cat/home/ Tennessee Tech offers a tool to assess critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

http://www.criticalthinking.org/ The Critical Thinking Community seeks to improve CT at all educational levels; this site offers research and assessment instruments.

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