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Other Assessment Resources

Higher Education Associations
American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Assessment Forum Conference listings, topical readings, discussion lists, publications, and other on-line resources
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) - Best Practices in Outcomes Assessment Descriptions of and links to institutional assessment plans at MSCHE best practice institutions, as well other resources (e.g., assessment definitions, planning, specfic tools for assessment, specific skill assessment, etc...)
Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Eligibility Requirements and Standards for Accreditation (2006 edition) by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Contains standards on accreditation that have a major focus on student learning outcomes assessment
Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources (pdf) by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education PDF file - a resource document that relates the practical daily challenges of assessment to what MSCHE expects from its accreditated institutions in the area of student learning outcomes
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools: Higher Learning Commission
Many assessment resources and links to other accreditation-related web sites

Comprehensive assessment resources on the WWW
North Carolina State University NC State University has one of the most comprehensive compilations of web resources in support of assessment
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Unannotated link listing
Assessment Resources at Syracuse University Many links both within and outside of Syracuse University relating to assessment
Measuring Quality: Choosing Among Surveys and Other Assessments of College Quality, 2001 American Council on Education (ACE) and Association for Institutional Research (AIR) guide that describes and compares 27 national surveys and assessments used to examine student performance and institutional qulality
National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI) NCPI research reports on assessment and related links are available at this site
The NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment, Volume 1: Definitions and Assessment Methods for Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Writing Compendium of information about tests at the postsecondary education level used to assess three skills: critical thinking, problem solving, and writing

Assessment reports & plans at other colleges and universities
Southeast Missouri State University Assessment Plan
Southeast Missouri's comprehensive NCA assessment plan
Outcomes Assessment at the University of Colorado at Boulder  
University of Wisconsin, Madison's Assessment Manual and Assessment Reports
Comprehensive plan and outline of how UW Madison approaches assessment, as well as general education and departmental reports
Assessment at Eastern Illinois University
Eastern's comprehenisve assessment plan
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania's Assessment Plans Institutional, distance education, general education, academic programs, and administrative program assessment plans
Truman State University's Annual Assessment Almanacs Seven years of assessment almanacs available at this site

UAlbany's Council on Academic Assessment (CAA) Orientation Packet, 2010-2011
Part 1.
Introductory Materials
Part 2.
Program Review
Part 3.
General Education Assessment


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