Essential Assessment Resources (Updated May 2018)

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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.

Banta, T. & Palomba, C. (2014). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Barkley, E. F. & Major, C. H. (2016). Learning assessment techniques: A handbook for college faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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

Blimling, G. S. (2013). Challenges of assessment in student affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 2013(142), 5-14.

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

Bourke, B. (2017). Advancing toward social justice via student affairs inquiry. Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, 2(1).

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.

Christine, C. A., Inkelas, M., & Lemire, S. (Eds.). (2017). Improvement science in evaluation: Methods and uses. New Directions for Evaluation, 153.

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.

Cumming, T., & Miller, M. D. (Eds.) (2017). Enhancing assessment in higher education: Putting psychometrics to work. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

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.

Heiser, C., Prince, K., & Levy, J. (2017). Examining critical theory as a framework to advance equity through student affairs assessment. Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, 2(1).

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.

Massa, L. J. & Kasimatis, M. (2017). Meaningful and manageable program assessment: A how-to guide for higher education faculty. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

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.

Montenegro, E., & Jankowski, N. (2017, January). Equity and assessment: Moving towards culturally responsive assessment (Occasional Paper No. 29). Urban, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

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.

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. (2018). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide (3rd 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.

Wilson, S. (2009). Research is ceremony: Indigenous research methods. Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Fernwood Publishing.

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

Zerquera, D., Pender, J., & Beruhen, J. (2017). Participatory action research as social justice framework for assessment in student affairs. The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 43(3), 14-27.

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