Essential Assessment Resources (Updated April 2017)

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When I talk with colleagues new to assessment or work with institutions, I am often asked about what resources are available.  I have aggregated the list below to answer some of those questions. Each resource serves a different purpose so I encourage you to review each item on the list to see how it may be helpful to you.

Web Resources

ACPA – Commission for Assessment and Evaluation

Association for Higher Education Effectiveness

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment

NASPA – Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders

 

Journals

Journal of Research and Practice in Assessment

Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry

Texts

Allen, K. R., Elkins, B., Henning, G. W., Bayless, L. A., &Gordon, T. W. (2013). Accreditation and the role of the student affairs professional. Washington, DC: ACPA-College Student Educators International. Available from http://www.myacpa.org/accreditation-and-role-student-affairs-educator

American College Personnel Association (ACPA). (2007). ASK standards: Assessment skills and knowledge content standards for student affairs practitioners and scholars. Washington, D. C.: Author.

Angelo, T. & Cross, K. (1993). Class assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Banta, T. W., Lund, J. P., Black, K. E., Oblander, F. W. (Eds.) (1996). Assessment in practice: Putting principles to work on college campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bingham, R. P., Bureau, D., & Garrison Duncan, A. (Eds.). (2015). Leading assessment for student success. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bloom, B. S. (1968). Learning for mastery. UCLA: Center for the study of evaluation of instructional programs, (1)2. Los Angeles, CA.

Bresciani, M. J., Zelna, C. L., and Anderson, J. A. (2004). Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for practitioners. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Bresciani, M. J., Moore Gardner, M., Hickmott, J. (2010). Demonstrating Student success: A practical guide to outcomes-based assessment of learning and development in student affairs. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bresciani, M. J. (2011, August). Making assessment meaningful: What new student affairs professionals and those new to assessment need to know (NILOA Assessment Brief: Student Affairs). Urbana, IL: University for Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. Professional standards in higher education (August, 2015). 9th Ed. Washington, D.C.: Author.

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (2006). Frameworks for assessing learning and development outcomes. Washington, D.C.: Author.

Culp, M. M. & Dungy, G. J. (Eds.). (2012). Building a culture of evidence in student affairs: A guide for leaders and practitioners. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Ewell, P. T. (2009, November). Assessment, accountability, and improvement: Revisiting the tension (NILOA Occasional Paper No.1). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Henning, G. & Roberts, D. (2016). Student affairs assessment: Theory to practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Keeling, R. (Ed.). (2004). Learning reconsidered. A campus-wide focus on the student experience. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators & American College Personnel Association.

Keeling, R. P (Ed). (2006). Learning reconsidered 2: A practical guide to implementing a campus-wide focus on the student experience. Washington, D.C.: American College Personnel Association, Association of College and Housing Officers—International, Association of College Unions—International, National Academic Advising Association, National Association of Campus Activities, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, & National Intramural—Recreational Sports Association.

Keeling, R. P., Wall, A. F., Underhile, R., and Dungy, G. J. (2008). Assessment reconsidered. Washington, D. C.: International Center for Student Success and Institutional Accountability.

Kuh, G. D., Ikenberry, S. O., Jankowski, N. A., Cain, T. R., Ewell, Hutchings, P., & Kinzie, J. (2015). Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Maki, P. L. (2010). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution (2nd edition). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Maki, P. L. (2017). Real-time student assessment: Meeting the imperative for improved time to degree, closing the opportunity gap, and assuring student competencies for the 21st century needs. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Miller, M. A. (2012, January). From denial to acceptance: The stages of assessment (NILOA Occasional Paper No.13). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Palomba, Catherine A., & Banta, Trudy W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, improving. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Pascarella, E. T., & Terenzini, P. T. (2005). How college affects students: A third decade of research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Phillips Bingham, R., Bureau, D., Garrison Duncan, A. (Eds.). (2015). Leading assessment for student success: Ten tenets that change culture and practice in student affairs. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Roberts, D., & Bailey, K. (Eds.). (2016). New Directions for Student Leadership: No. 151.  Assessing student leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Schuh, J. (Ed.) (2013, Summer). Selected contemporary issues in assessment. (J. Schuh, Ed.) New Directions in Student Services 2013(142).

Schuh, J. M., Upcraft, M. L. and Associates.(2001). Assessment practice in student affairs: An applications manual. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Schuh, J. M., & Associates (2008). Assessment methods for student affairs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Schuh, J. H., & Gansemer-Topf, A. M. (2010, December). The role of student affairs in student learning assessment (NILOA Occasional Paper No.7). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Schuh, J., Biddix, J. P., Dean, L. A., & Kinzie, J. (2016). Assessment in student affairs (2nd ed.). San Franciso: Jossey-Bass.

Suskie, L. A. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide (2nd Ed). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Suskie, L. A. (2014). Five dimensions of quality: A common sense guide to accreditation and accountability.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Timm. D. M., Davis Barham. J., McKinney, J., & Knerr, A. R. (2013). Assessment in practice: A companion guide to the ASK standards. Washington, DC: ACPA-College Student Educators International. Available from http://www2.myacpa.org/publications

Upcraft, M.L and Schuh, J.H. (1996). Assessment in student affairs: a guide for practitioners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Urdan, T. (2001). Statistics in plain English. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Association.

Walvoord, B.E. (2004). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions,      departments, and general education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Yousey-Elsenser, K., Bentrim, E., & Henning, G., (Eds). (2015). Coordinating student affairs divisional assessment: A practical guide. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

About Gavin Henning

Gavin is a college student educator with a reputation as an organizer, collaborator, and catalyst for educational change. His professional mission is to generate applied scholarship, bridge theory to practice, create systems and processes, and edify higher education professionals to foster college student learning, development, and success. Gavin has advanced this mission during his 20+ years in higher education in positions including professor, assessment practitioner, and student affairs educator. In his current position as Master of Higher Education Administration and Doctorate of Education Program Director at New England College, Gavin helps prepare the next generation of professionals to improve educational organizations. As president of ACPA – College Student Educators International he leads the premiere higher education association centered on fostering college student learning and development. As founder of Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) and member of the executive committee of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Gavin helps further a national agenda of accountability and continuous improvement of higher education programs and services. Gavin has been recognized by for his contributions to student affairs and higher education by receiving ACPA’s Annuit Coeptis award and Diamond Honoree awards. Gavin holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education Leadership and Policy Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology both from the University of New Hampshire as well as a Master of Arts degree in College and University Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from Michigan State University. In his free time Gavin enjoys reading, biking, kayaking, and losing to Facebook Friends in Scrabble.
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