This free e-book, created by Top Hat, is a clear guide for those looking to use Bloom's taxonomy to create classroom or department learning outcomes but may not have a good grasp of assessment. There are good visual presentation to help design measurable outcomes with a focus on improving instructional practice. To download, providing one's name and school email are required.
This blog post expresses 17 inconvenient truths that can help us understand what assessment is and isn't, so we can create it to improve our practice and student learning.
Commentary on the value of assessment in college classroom arguing that it might be unnecessary, ornamental, to improve teaching and learning.
A counter commentary to the previous arguing "assessment is effective for promoting greater thoughtfulness and purpose in teaching — and for focusing our attention on learning....On that basis alone, assessment works."
Defines assessment and describes the relationship between institutional, program/department, and classroom levels of assessment
From the Eberly Center at Carnegie Mellon University, gives an excellent overview of assessment basics, with particular emphasis on the classroom level
Provides an overview of the “Measuring College Learning” project of the Social Science Research Council, with white papers on assessment drawn from six major disciplines – biology, business, communication, economics, history, and sociology.
A comprehensive list of books on course and program assessment, including techniques such as quizzes, e-portfolios, and high-impact practices. Some books featuring assessment in specific disciplines.
A large collection of assessment handbooks from various universities, programs and organizations as a reference for starting to conceptualize or design assessment tools or plans