» Assessment Resources

The available books and publications on assessment are listed below by topic. They may be borrowed from the Office of the Provost by contacting (714) 628-7349, or you may stop by Memorial Hall 212E.

The Assessment Committee and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness periodically offer assessment related workshops. These workshops typically include assessment basics, rubric development, annual learning outcomes assessment writing, updates on higher education accountability issues, and reporting assessment data. For the current listing of workshops taking place this term, please contact Dr. Paul Kang (pkang@chapman.edu).


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+ - Learning Outcomes

Writing Student Learning OutcomesLaney College

  • Provides guidelines for writing student learning outcomes as well as examples written by Laney College instructors for various courses

Placing Program, Course, and General Education Learning Outcomes in Course Syllabi, Chapman University 

  • Includes multiple examples of integrating learning outcomes in course syllabi 

 

Examples of Outcomes in Syllabi from Chapman University  

ACTG 312

  • Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis Syllabus 

AT 270

  • Statistics in Athletic Training and Health Sciences Syllabus 

BIOL 208

  • Introduction to Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

COM 101

  • Public Speaking 

FTV 305

  • Desktop Publishing 

MUS 102

  • Compendium of Western Music

+ - Rubrics

Rubric for Class Participation, Santa Clara University
  • Sample rubric listing specific criteria to be evaluated for participation within the classroom.
Project Design Rubric, Santa Clara University
  • Rubric for educators to use when desiging project based learning activities.
Rubric Development Worksheet, University of San Francisco 
  • Step by step worksheet to use when creating rubrics offering a template and suggestions.
Creating and Using Rubrics, University of Hawaii at Manoa 
  • Comprehensive webpage offering information on rubrics as well as the process of creating them.
Rubric Bank, University of Hawaii at Manoa 
  • A collection of rubrics covering the subjects and competencies evaluated within assessment.
Rubric Bank, Santa Clara University
  • A collection of rubrics covering the subjects and competencies evaluated within assessment.

+ - Additional References on Assessment

Assessment 

Author  Title 
Walvoord Assessment Clear and Simple 
Diamond Designing & Assessing Courses and Curricula 
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems Assessment Update: The First Ten Years 
Mathematical Association of America Assessment Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics 
Angelo and Cross

Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers 

Banta Building a Scholarship of Assessment 
Driscoll and Wood

Developing Outcomes-Based Assessment for Learner-Centered  Education: A Faculty Introduction

Palomba and Banta Assessment Essentials 
Banta, Lund, Black, and Oblander Assessment in Practice 
Maki and Borkowski The Assessment of Doctoral Education 
Miller The Assessment of College Performance 
Ewell Assessing Educational Outcomes 
Astin Assessment for Excellence 
Miller  Assessment in Cycles of Improvement AAC&U Periodical
Ewell and Lisensky Assessing Institutional Effectiveness 
Musil  Assessing Global Learning AAC&U Periodical
Garcia, Hudgins, Musil, Nettles, and Smith Assessing Campus Diversity Initiatives: A Guide for Campus Practitioners 
ACT College Assessment Planning 
Allen Assessing Academic Programs in Higher Education 
National Research Council Knowing What Students Know 
Wiggins Educative Assessment 
Brown and Glasner Assessment Matters in Higher Education 
Cutright Annotated Bibliography on Assessment of the First College Year 
Siegel Primer on Assessment of the First College 
New Leadership Alliance

Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education 

Suskie Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide
Palomba and Banta Assessing Student Competence in Accredited Disciplines
McMillan Assessing Students’ Learning
Wiggins Assessing Student Performance
Halpern Student Outcomes Assessment: What Institutions Stand to Gain
Anderson and Speck

Changing the Way We Grade Student Performance: Classroom Assessment and the New Learning Paradigm

Sternberg, Penn, and Hawkins  Assessing College Student Learning AAC&U Periodical
AAC&U 

Our Students’ Best Work: A Framework for Accountability Worthy of Our Mission AAC&U Periodical

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education Framework for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes
CHEA Institute for Research and Study of Accreditation and Quality Assurance U.S. Accreditation and the Future of Quality Assurance
Greene New Directions for Evaluation
Allen Outcomes Assessment Handbook
Borden and Banta Using Performance Indicators to Guide Strategic Decision Making

 General Education Assessment 

Author  Title 
Allen Assessing General Education Programs 
Finley 

Making Progress? What We Know About The Achievements of Liberal Education Outcomes AAC&U Periodical

AAC&U

Revising General Education—and Avoiding the Potholes AAC&U Periodical

Leskes and Miller 

General Education AAC&U Periodical

Leskes and Wright  The Art & Science of Assessing General Education Outcomes AAC&U Periodical
Ferguson  Advancing Liberal Education: Assessment Practices on Campus AAC&U Periodica
Ewell 

General Education and the Assessment Reform Agenda AAC&U Periodical

Leskes and Wright

General Education: A Self Study Guide for Review and Assessment 

Ratcliff, Jones, and Hoffman

Linking Assessment and General Education 

Hutchings

Using Assessment to Strengthen General Education

Humphreys 

Making the Case for Liberal Education AAC&U Periodical

AAC&U 

 Liberal Education Outcomes AAC&U Periodical

 Student Affairs Assessment 

Author  Title 
Upcraft and Schuh

Assessment in Student Affairs: A Guide for Practitioners                  

Schuh Assessment Methods for Student Affairs

 Program Review

Author   Title 
Bresciani

Outcomes-Based Academic and Co-Curricular Program Review

AAC&U

Program Review and Educational Quality in the Major: Faculty Handbook

Electronic Portfolios 

Author  Title 
American Association for Higher Education Electronic Portfolios                                                                      
Cambridge, Cambridge, and Yancey Electronic Portfolios 2.0

Teaching and Learning 

Author    Title 
Shavelson Measuring College Learning Responsibly: Accountability in a New Era
Tagg The Learning Paradigm College
Brookfield Developing Critical Thinkers
Fink Creating Significant Learning Experiences
Saroyan and Amundsen Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education
Davis Interdisciplinary Courses and Team Teaching
Palmer The Courage to Teach
Stage, Muller, Kinzie, and Simmons Creating Learning Centered Classrooms
Travis Models for Improving College Teaching
Young and Eble College Teaching and Learning: Preparing for New Commitments
Magolda and King Learning Partnerships
Leamnson Thinking About Teaching and Learning
AAC&U  What Works in Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning in Science and Mathematics AAC&U Periodical
AAC&U  A Crucible Moment College Learning & Democracy’s Future AAC&U Periodical
Shoenberg  What Will I Learn In College? AAC&U Periodical
AAC&U  Communicating Commitment to Liberal Education AAC&U Periodical
Klein  Mapping Interdisciplinary Studies AAC&U Periodical
AAC&U  College Learning for the New Global Century AAC&U Periodical
Gardiner Learning Through Assessment: A Resource Guide for Higher Education
Cornwell and Stoddard  Globalizing Knowledge: Connecting International & Intercultural Studies AAC&U Periodical
Huber and Hutchings  Integrative Learning: Mapping the Terrain AAC&U Periodical
American Council on Education Educating Americans for a World in Flux
Kuh  High-Impact Educational Practices AAC&U Periodical
Walvoord Effective Grading
AAC&U  Taking Responsibility for the Quality of the Baccalaureate Degree AAC&U Periodical
Grunert The Course Syllabus
Rockman  Integrating Information Literacy Into Higher Education Curriculum
Wehlburg Meaningful Course Revision
Conley College Knowledge
Feldman and Newcome The Impact of College on Students

Rubrics 

Author  Title 
Stevens and Levi   Introduction to Rubrics
Allen Scoring Rubrics
Rhodes Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievements: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics AAC&U Periodical