Resources for Assessment | Kent State University

Web-based Resources

Academic Assessment Process, Office of the Provost (Accreditation, Assessment and Learning) Kent State University

FlashPort, Center for Teaching and Learning, Kent State University

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Southeastern Missouri State University: Busy Chairperson's Guide to Assessment

American Psychological Association: Applying Assessment Strategies in Psychology (useful information for any program)

Northern Arizona University: Assessment Resources



Akers, J. D., D. E. Giacomino, and J. P. Trebby. (1997). Designing and implementing an accounting assessment program. Issues in Accounting Education. 12 (2): 259-280.

Angelo, T. A. (Ed.) (1998). Classroom assessment and research: An update on uses, approaches, and research findings. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Angelo, Thomas and Patricia Cross. (2001). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. (2 nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Anderson. Rebecca and Bruce Speck, Eds. (1998). Changing the way we grade student performance: Classroom assessment and the new learning paradigm. New Directions for Teaching and Learning. 74. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Apostolou, B. A. (1999). Outcomes assessment. Issues in Accounting Education 14 (1): 177-197.

Assessment Update: Progress, Trends, and Practices in Higher Education. Newsletter produced by Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco.

Banta, Trudy W., Jon P. Lund, Karen E. Black and Frances W. Oblander. (1996). Assessment in Practice: Putting principles to work on college campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Banta, Trudy W. and Associates. (2002) Building a scholarship of assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey- Bass Publishers.

Banta, Trudy W. and Associates. (2001). Making a difference: Outcomes of a decade of assessment in higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Banta, Trudy W. and G. R. Pike. (1989). Methods for comparing outcomes assessment instruments. Research in Higher Education. (30), 455-469.

Banta, Trudy W. (1996b). Using assessment to improve instruction. In R. J. Menges and M. Weimer. Teaching on solid ground: Using scholarship to improve practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Barak, R. J., and F. E. Breier. (1990) Successful program review: A practical guide to evaluating programs in academic settings. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Brown, G. B., J. Bull, and M. Pendlebury. (1997). Assessing student learning in higher education. New York: Routledge.

Cambridge, Barbara L., ed. (2004) Campus progress: Supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning. Washington, D.C. American Association for Higher Education.

Chun, M. (2002). Looking where the light is better: A review of the literature on assessing higher education quality. Peer Review, Winter/Spring (2002), 16-25.

Diamond, Robert M. (1998). Designing and assessing courses and curricula: A practical guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Erwin, T. Dary. (1991). Assessing student learning and development: A guide to the principles, goals, and methods of determining college outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Erwin, T. Dary (2000). The NPEC sourcebook on assessment: Volume 1: Definitions and assessment methods for critical thinking, problem solving, and writing. Washington, D.C.: Postsecondary Education Cooperative.

Ewell, P. T. (1999) Assessment of higher education quality: Promise and politics. In S. J. Messick (ed). Assessment in higher education: Issues of access, quality, student development, and public policy. Mahweh, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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Farmer, D. W. and E. A. Napieralski. (1997). Assessing learning in programs. In J. G. Gaff, J. L. Ratcliff, and Associates. Handbook of the undergraduate curriculum: A comprehensive guide to purposes, structures, practices, and change. Association of American Colleges and Universities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Farmer, D. W. (1988). Enhancing student learning: Emphasizing essential competencies in academic programs. Wilkes-Barr, PA: Kings College.

Fink, L. Dee. (2003) Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Gardiner, L. F., C. Anderson and B. L. Cambridge (eds.). (1997). Learning through assessment: A resource guide for higher education. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education Assessment Forum.

Gates, S., C. Augustine, R. Benjamin, T. Bikson, T. Kaganoff, D. Levy, et al. (2002). Ensuring quality and productivity in higher education: An analysis of assessment practices. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Graham, S. E. (1998). Developing student outcomes for the psychology major: An assessment framework. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 7, 165-170.

Gray, P. J. and Trudy W. Banta (eds.). (1997). The campus-level impact of assessment: Progress, problems, and possibilities. New Directions for Higher Education, no. 100. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Hersh, R., and R. Benjamin. (2002). Assessing selected liberal education outcomes: A new approach. Peer Review, Winter/Spring (2002), 11-16.

Hinde, N. and D. Miller. (2000). A survey of assessment practices in accounting departments of colleges and universities. Journal of Education for Business 75 (5):286-290.

Huba, Mary E. and Jann E. Freed. (2000). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Huber, Mary Taylor. (2004) Balancing acts: The scholarship of teaching and learning in academic careers. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education.

Inventory of institutional support for student assessment. For the Research Program on Institutional Support for Student Assessment. Project 5.2. National Center for Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan.

Knight, P. T. (2000). The value of a program-wide approach to assessment. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 25 (3), 237-251.

Leskes, A. (2002). Beyond Confusion: An assessment glossary. Peer Review, Winter/Spring (2002), 42-43.

Lopez, C. (1998). Assessment of student learning. Liberal Education, 84(3), 36-43.

Madison, R. E., N. Fullner, and P. Baum. (1999) The assessment outcomes program at California State University, Northridge: A model for program improvement. Assessment Update, 1999, 11(5), 4-5, 7.

Maki, Peggy L. (2004) Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education.

Marzano, Robert J., Debra J. Pickering, and Jay McTighe. (1993). Assessing student outcomes: Performance assessment using the dimensions of learning model. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

McCoy, James, P., Don Chamberlain, and Rob Seay. (1994). The status and perception of university outcomes assessment in economics. Journal of Economic Education, 25(4), Fall 1994, 358-366.

Mentkowski, M., and Associates (2000). Learning that lasts: Integrating learning, development, and performance in college and beyond. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Messick, Samuel J., ed. (1999) Assessment in Higher Education: Issues of Access, Quality, Student Development and Public Policy. Mahwah, NJ; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Mets, L. A. Program review in academic departments. (1995). In R. J. Barak and L. A. Mets, (eds.). Using academic program review. New Directions for Institutional Research, no. 86. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Moore, D. (1992). Shaping department goals and objectives for assessment. In C. Palomba and others, Assessment workbook. Muncie, Indiana: Ball State University, 1992.

Nichols, James O. (1995). A practitioner’s handbook for institutional effectiveness and student outcomes assessment implementation. (3 rd ed.). New York: Agathon Press.

Palomba, Catherine and Trudy Banta. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Palomba, Catherine A. and Trudy W. Banta. (Eds.). (2001). Assessing student competence in accredited disciplines: Pioneering approaches to assessment in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Pellegrino, J. W., N. Chudowsky, and R. Glasser (Eds.). (2001). Knowing what students know: The science and design of education assessment. Committee on the Foundation of Assessment. Washington, D. C.: National Academy Press.

Peterson, M. W. and D. S. Vaughan. (2002). Planning a multidimensional strategy for improving the use of student assessment. Planning for Higher Education, 20(2), 13-27.

Pike, G. R. (2001) Assessment measures: The NSSE 2000 report: National benchmarks of effective educational practice. Assessment Update, 13(1), 8-9.

Popham, W. J. (2000). Modern educational measurement: Practical guidelines for educational leaders. (3 rd ed.). Boston; Allyn and Bacon.

Ratcliff, James L., Edward S. Lubinescu, and Maureen A. Gaffney. (Eds.). (2001). How accreditation influences assessment. New Directions for Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Rogers, G. M. and J. K. Sando. (1996). Stepping ahead: An assessment plan development guide. Terre Haute, IN: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Sarasin, Lynne Celli. (1999) Learning style perspectives: Impact in the classroom. Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing.

Schilling, Karen and Karl Schilling. (1998). Proclaiming and sustaining excellence: Assessment as a faculty role. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, 26 (3). Washington, D. C.: The George Washington University.

Schwartz, Peter and Graham Webb (Eds.). (2002) Assessment: Case studies, experience and practice from higher education. London: Kogan Page.

Shavelson, R., and L. Huang. (2003). Responding responsibly to the frenzy to assess learning in higher education. Change, 35(1), 10-19.

Smith, D. and D. Eder. (2001). Assessment and program review: Linking two processes. Assessment Update. 13(1), 1, 14-15.

Sorenson, D. Lynn and Trav D. Johnson, eds. Online student ratings of instruction in New Directions for Teaching and Learning. Jossey-Bass, Number 96, Winter 2003.

Stufflebeam, D. L. (ed.) (2001) Evaluation models. New Directions for Evaluation, no. 89. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Suskie, L. (Ed.). (2000). Assessment to promote deep learning. Washington, D. C.: American Association for Higher Education.

Swing, Randy L., ed. (2004) Proving and improving Volume II; Tools and techniques for assessing the first college year. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina.

Terenzini, P. T. (1989). Assessment with open eyes: Pitfalls in studying student outcomes. Journal of Higher Education. 60(6), 644-664.

Tracy, S. M, G. J. Marino, and K. M. Richo. (2000). The clinical achievement portfolio: An outcomes-based assessment project in nursing education. Nursing Educator 25 (5): 241-6.

Walvoord, Barbara E. (2004) Assessment clear and simple. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education.

Wholey, Joseph S., Harry P. Hatry, and Kathryn E. Newcomer (Eds.). (1994). Handbook of practical program evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Wiggins, G. (1998). Educative assessment; Designing assessments to inform and improve student performance. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Wood, P. (1999). Assessment measures: Deciding how many participants to use in assessment research. Assessment Update. 11(4), 8-9, 11.