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Program Assessment

ONLINE ASSESSMENT RESOURCES

Please report any problematic links, or if there are other pages that would be helpful to Joseph Camilleri, Faculty Liaison for Assessment (jcamilleri@westfield.ma.edu).
 

GENERAL ASSESSMENT RESOURCES
 

New England Educational Assessment Network

http://www.neean.org

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

https://www.neasc.org

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

http://www.learningoutcomeassessment.org/NILOAResources.html

National Resource Center: First Year Experience and Students in Transition

http://www.sc.edu/fye/resources/assessment/index.html

VALUE Rubric Templates

http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/index_p.cfm?CFID=42169521&CFTOKEN=99959420

Though developed for general education assessment, they can be modified to address departmental assessment needs. Rubrics have been developed to assess:

  • inquiry/analysis
  • critical thinking
  • creative thinking
  • written communication
  • oral communication
  • reading
  • quantitative literacy
  • information literacy
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
  • intercultural knowledge and competence
  • ethical reasoning
  • foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  • global learning
  • integrative and applied learning

ASSESSMENT RESOURCES BY DEPARTMENT

Art

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/

The Assessment of Undergraduate Programs in Art and Design

http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/site/docs/Assessment%20Documents/Assessment-UG_NASAD_1991-Reprint2009.pdf

Athletic Training

National Athletic Trainers Association: Athletic Education Competencies

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/5th_Edition_Competencies.pdf

Modular Approach to Evaluating the Clinical Proficiencies

http://www.nata.org/modular-approach-evaluting-clinical-proficiencies

Biology

NSF / AAAS: Vision & Change in Undergraduate Biology Education
National conversation on advancing biology education

http://visionandchange.org/

American Institute of Biological Sciences National Association of Biology Teachers
Presentation on national standards and accreditation

http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/site/docs/Assessment%20Documents/Assessment-UG_NASAD_1991-Reprint2009.pdf

Articles
Assessing Student Learning (Sundberg, 2002)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC118371/
 

Business Management & Economics

ACCSB Assessment Resource Center

http://www.aacsb.edu/resources/

ACBSP Outcome Assessment Information

http://www.acbsp.org/?page=outcomes_assessment&terms

Economics Assessment Articles
Assessing a proficiency based economics program: Weathering the perfect storm while thriving in a new environment (Myers et al., 2008)

http://www.aeaweb.org/annual_mtg_papers/2008/2008_619.pdf

Assessment of the undergraduate economics major: A national survey (Myers et al., 2001)

http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=0467504b-a111-4506-b99a-5826e177e3b9%40sessionmgr4002&vid=2&hid=4114

Expected proficiencies for undergraduate economics majors (Hansen, 2001)

http://gozips.uakron.edu/~myers/E226/curriculum/hansen_JEE_Summer2001.pdf

Improving Assessment in University Economics (Walsted, 2001)

http://www.upv.es/gie/repositorioIEMA/Walstad%202001%20Improving%20Assessment%20in%20economics%20universities.pdf
 

Chemistry

ACS Guidelines for Undergraduate Education & Assessment

http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/about/governance/committees/training/2015-acs-guidelines-for-bachelors-degree-programs.pdf

PDF Format of Guidelines: http://www.uaf.edu/files/chem/CPT-BS-Guidelines2008.pdf
 

Communication

NCA Assessment Resources

https://www.natcom.org/assessmentresources/
 

Computer Science & Computer Information Systems

ABET Assessment Planning Resources
Assessment planning tools, articles, and events

http://www.abet.org/assessment-planning-resources/
 

Criminal Justice

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: Assessment for Academic Programs

http://www.acjs.org/pubs/167_2085_13678.cfm

Education
 

English

Conference on College Composition & Communication: Writing Assessment

http://www.ncte.org/cccc/resources/positions/writingassessment

Other position statements on assessment

http://www.ncte.org/cccc/resources/positions

National Council of Teachers of English: White paper on writing assessment

http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Positions/WPAwritingassessment.pdf

Environmental Science

See General Assessment Resources

Ethnic and Gender Studies

See General Assessment Resources

General Science

Field Tested Learning Assessment Guide

http://www.flaguide.org/

Geography and Regional Planning

ZPlanning Accreditation board: Outcomes Assessment

http://www.planningaccreditationboard.org/index.php?id=113

Association of American Geographers: Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography

http://www.aag.org/cs/education/edge/articles

History

American Historical Association
Criteria for Standards in History/Social Studies/Social Sciences

http://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/classroom-content/resources-on-k-16-teaching/criteria-for-standards-in-historysocial-studiessocial-sciences

Nationwide Tuning Project for Undergraduate History Programs Launched

http://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/march-2012/nationwide-tuning-project-for-undergraduate-history-programs-launched

Assessing History: Can We Know Our "Outcomes"?

http://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/march-2009/forum-on-assessment/assessing-history-can-we-know-our-outcomes

Liberal Studies

See General Assessment Resources

Mathematics

Mathematical Association of America: Guidelines for the Profession

http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/curriculum-department-guidelines-recommendations/guidelines-for-the-profession#b

Mathematical Association of America: Illustrative Resources

http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/curriculum-department-guidelines-recommendations/cupm/illustrative-resources

Assessing Undergraduate Mathematics

http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/curriculum-department-guidelines-recommendations/cupm/illustrative-resources/general-resources#7

Music

National Association of Schools of Music

http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/

Standards Handbook

http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=Standards-Handbook

Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation

Standards, Procedures, and Resources

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation/standards-procedures-resources/baccalaureate-graduate

Political Science     

See General Assessment Resources

Psychology

American Psychological Association
Includes guides, publications, and links

https://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/curriculum.aspx

Social Work

Council on Social Work Education

http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation.aspx

Sociology 

American Sociological Association (ASA)

http://www.asanet.org/

ASA: Creating an Effective Assessment Plan for the Sociology Major

http://www.asanet.org/documents/teaching/pdfs/Assessment_Final_Copy_2005.pdf

Spanish

See General Assessment Resources

Theatre Arts

National Association of Schools of Theatre

http://nast.arts-accredit.org/

Standards Handbook

http://nast.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=Standards-Handbook

World Languages & Literature

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

http://www.actfl.org/assessment-professional-development

Standards for Foreign Language Learning

http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/StandardsforFLLexecsumm_rev.pdf

Honors Program

Assessing and Evaluating Honors Programs and Honors Colleges: A Practical Handbook

http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=nchcmono

GENERAL EDUCATION

AAC&U: Gen Ed Assessment

http://www.aacu.org/resources/assessment

AAC&U: Gen Ed Assessment Publications

http://www.aacu.org/resources/assessment/publications