Designing Assessment

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Outcomes Assessment in Departments


Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
~ Abigail Adams

Planning and Implementing Assessment

Guiding Principles for Outcomes Assessment
Iowa Outcomes Assessment Paper, Fall 2010

Developing Department Learning Outcomes
Iowa Outcomes Assessment Paper, Spring 2010

Assessing Achievement of Department Learning Outcomes
Iowa Outcomes Assessment Paper, Spring 2010

Assessment Methods Used by Academic Departments and Programs
University of Colorado at Boulder

Assessing Student Learning in the Major
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Providing Departmental Leadership for Assessment

Painless Assessment Meetings
Iowa Outcomes Assessment Paper, Spring 2011

Developing a Departmental Assessment Plan
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program-Based Review and Assessment: Tools and Techniques for Program Improvement
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than an exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.
~ J. W. Tukey

The Useful, Sensible, No-Frills Departmental Assessment Plan
Barbara E. Walvoord, University of Notre Dame


Using Assessment: Closing the Loop

Learning from Assessment
The University of Iowa

Engaging Departments in Assessing Student Learning: Overcoming Common Obstacles
Jo Michelle Beld, Peer Review 12(1), Winter 2010

Sample reports on using assessment:

For further reading: