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Assessment Literature

Suggested readings

also see the "Selected Publications" identified for different Associations and Organizations.

Student Learning Assessment - Options and Resources. Published by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, it is a great resource for assessent starategies and tools

Linking Classroom Assessment with Student Learning. From ETS. A clearly written discussion of the pros and cons of different types of assessment tools, including use of selected-response (multiple-choice, true/false, matching, etc.), constructed-response (short-answer, labeling diagrams, "show your work," etc.), essay-response, and authentic (use of real-world tasks) as assessment strategies.

Assessment from Ground-Up Workshop – A Guide to Effective Assessment Planning, Reporting, and Decision Making - prepared at Arizona State University, this document offers step-by-step guidance in building assessment plans at the Insitutional, program and course levels.

A Critical Review of Research on Formative Assessments: The Limited Scientific Evidence of the Impact of Formative Assessments in Education. Practical Assessment. Dunn, Karee E and Mulvenon, Sean W. (2009). Research & Evaluation, 14(7).

Closing the Assessment Loop by Design - an article published in Change, a magazine dealing with contemporary issues in higher learning, about development of an assessment plan similar to our own at Kaplan University.


Assessment Journals

The AAEEBL Learner-the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning's magazine on use of ePortfolios.

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education -

Assessment Update: Progress, Trends, and Practices in Higher Education - "Assessment Update has been covering the latest developments in assessment in higher education nationwide--even world wide--longer than any other publication"

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) - Not a journal, but a searchable database of educational literature, etc. of which articles on assessment are well represented.

The Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness - The Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness is the official publication of the New England Educational Assessment Network. JAIE publishes scholarly work on the assessment of student learning at the course, program, institutional, and multi-institutional levels as well as more broadly focused scholarship on institutional effectiveness in relation to mission and emerging directions in higher education assessment.

Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment - JCSAA publishes original, unpublished case studies related to accreditation and assessment issues in higher education. Studies reflecting issues and solutions to higher-education accreditation and assessment concerns like budgeting, outcomes/goals development, assessment implementation, rubric development and implementation, creating faculty ownership, and resistance to change are appropriate topics.

The Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment - The Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment (JTLA) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly on-line journal addressing the intersection of computer-based technology, learning, and assessment.

Journal of Writing Assessment - The Journal of Writing Assessment provides a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of manuscripts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that address topics in writing assessment.

International Journal of ePortfolio - The mission of the IJeP is to encourage the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolio in educational settings. It is a publication of the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research in the Office of Undergraduate Education at Virginia Tech.

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - The IJTLHE, also a publication of the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research in the Office of Undergraduate Education at Virginia Tech, provides broad coverage of higher education pedagogy and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Peer Review Journal - A publicataion of the AAC&U, while covering educational topics broadly, it does include articlels on assessment.

Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation (PARE) is an on-line journal supported entirely by volunteer efforts. Its purpose is to provide access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice. [Most of the articles are on evaluation and testing, though some articles on assessment can be found under the 'achievement' search category.]

Quality Approaches in Higher Education - purpose is to engage the higher education community and the ASQ (American Society for Quality) Education Division members in a discussion of topics related to: improving quality and identifying best practices in higher education and • to expand the literature specific to quality in higher education topics.

Research & Practice in Assessment - its goal is to serve the assessment community as an online journal focusing on higher education assessment.


List Serves and Blogs

ASSESS - Assessment in Higher Education archive - sponsored by the University of Kentucky

AAHLE blogs - require subscrption

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment