»Assessment Resources

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

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: Heidi Hunerdosse, hunerdos@chapman.edu.

+-Examples of Outcomes in Syllabi

+-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
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 Periodical
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
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