Assessment frames what students learn. It needs to begin with clear articulation of what educators expect students to know and be able to do after completing a task, course, program, or degree. In addition to the materials identified below, useful items related to assessment can be found on the pages about the Institutional Initiatives.
An online how-to text on creating assessment tasks, rubrics, and standards/criteria for K-16 educators, developed by psychologist Jon Mueller at North Central College.
This whole issue of Peer Review features articles from a range of campuses that have used AAC&U’s VALUE rubrics to assess student learning. For more information on VALUE, see this page: http://www.calfaccollab.org/value-rubrics.html
The focus of this site from the University of Technology Sydney is on how to prepare students for the learning and assessment they will need to do after graduation. Of particular relevance are considerations for designing and redesigning assessments and example from subject areas.
This is “an open learning space that curates content for faculty and assessment professionals through housed resources and tools for student learning outcomes, teaching and learning, program review and accreditation.” Includes links to handbooks, campus assessment pages, assessment of specific skills or content, etc.
Created by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, this is a searchable online library of peer reviewed assignments linked to one or more proficiencies in the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP).