There are many websites, organizations, and books dedicated to assessment in higher education. Below are a sample of such resources.
The office of University Planning and Analysis at North Carolina State University maintains a comprehensive list of "Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment." Topics include general resources, assessment handbooks, assessment of specific skills or content, institutions' assessment websites, and accrediting bodies.
The following are national organizations related to assessment in higher education:
The following are state organizations related to assessment in the SUNY system and New York State:
The AAHLE organization also coordinates a listserv related to assessment. You can search the listserv archives here or sign up to be a part of the listserv here.
- Angelo, T.A., & Cross, K.P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Bresciani, M. J., Zelna, C. L., & Anderson, J. A. (2004). Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for practitioners. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
- Huba, M. E., & Freed, J. E. (2000). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting focus from teaching to learning. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
- Maki, P. L. (2010). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution (2nd ed.). Stylus Publishing.
- Stevens, D.D., & Levi, A. J. (2004). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning. Stylus Publishing.
- Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Walvoord, B.E., & Anderson, V. J. (2009). Effective grading: a tool for learning and assessment in college. John Wiley & Sons.
- Walvoord, B.E., & Banta, T. W. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. John Wiley and Sons.
Please email Dr. Lisa Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have suggestions for resources to add to this list.