Skills measurement tools and resources to inform the selection and implementation of appropriate assessments
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How to Assess Learning Outcomes and Use Assessment Results
American Association for Higher Education’s Program-Based Review and Assessment: Tools and Techniques for Program Improvement
Stassen, Doherty and Poe, 2004
A step-by-step guide on the different stages of assessment—from introduction to program improvement.
Assessment for learning
Tips on ensuring that assessment practices help rather than hinder learning.
NILOA’s Higher Education Quality: Why Documenting Learning Matters
How to use multiple, systematic approaches to obtain evidence of authentic student achievement and mitigate poorly designed assessment efforts.
NILOA’s Learning Outcomes Assessment in Community Colleges
Nunley, Bers & Manning, 2011
Current assessment practices at American community colleges and guidelines/good practices for colleges seeking to advance their assessment agenda.
Tools for Assessing Learning Outcomes
Building Your Assessment Toolkit: Strategies for Gathering Actionable Evidence of Student Learning
An analysis of different types of assessment tools and their strengths and weaknesses.
NILOA & Lumina Foundation’s DQP Assignment Library
An online library of peer-reviewed assignments from a variety of institutions and fields that are linked to learning outcomes from the Degree Qualifications Framework
Learning from the Queen’s University Assessment Experience: Considerations for selecting an appropriate skills measurement tool
A case study of staff, faculty and administrators’ perceptions of five assessment tools administered at the university (namely CLA+, CAT, HEIghten, the ESO and VALUE rurbics).
American Association of Colleges and Universities’ VALUE Rubrics
A collection of 16 validated rubrics for use in wide-scale assessment of essential learning outcomes
Queen’s Basics Rubric builder
A guide for creating authentic assessments to support students’ development of cognitive skills.
University of Toronto’s Analytic Rubrics (Teamwork, Communication, and Design) and Instructor Guide for using the rubrics.
Assessment tools for teamwork, communication and design in undergraduate engineering.
Engaging Faculty in Learning Outcomes Assessment
NILOA’s Opening Doors to Faculty Involvement in Assessment
Six ways to integrate the purposes of assessment and the regular work of faculty.
NILOA’s Assessment Brief What New Faculty Need to Know About Assessment
Defining features, practices, and significance of assessment for faculty
Relevant Findings from HEQCO’s Learning Outcomes Assessment Consortium (LOAC)
Integrating Pedagogy and Technology to Measure Program and Institutional Learning Outcomes at the University of Guelph
The University of Guelph’s use of their learning management system, Desire2Learn, to develop a tool that capture skills, such as critical thinking, literacy and communication.
Relevant Assessment Libraries
An open learning space that curates resources and tools for student learning outcomes assessment, teaching and learning, program review and accreditation.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment’s collection of assessment research and resources for practitioners.