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Assessment Resources

There are a wide variety of resources available to assist departments in developing and improving their assessment programs. This site lists on-campus resources and other websites that contain helpful information.

» Assessment Handbook *

The Assessment Handbook was developed in 2003. It provides information about the purposes of assessment, ways in which it can be approached, and administrative processes for communicating assessment plans and reports through the college divisions, and sample assessment plans.

» Assessment Steering Committee Report *

The Assessment Steering Committee developed an Assessment Proposal outlining the operation of the campus assessment program.

» Writing Student Learning Objectives *

A useful guide to developing student learning outcome statements with examples. Source: Central Michigan University

» Course Embedded Assessment *

A one-page summary of course-embedded assessment.

» Rubrics

A rubric is a scoring tool that “lists the criteria for a piece of work”. Rubrics identify the level of performance expected for each aspect of the product being assessed. Rubrics create an objective means for assessing that which is often subjective in nature. You can read much more about rubrics at the site below, which is a compendium of rubric development sites and rubric information sites.
Source: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Rubrics and Course-Embedded Assessment * Source: Central Michigan University

» Bloom's Taxonomy *

Bloom’s taxonomy provides a helpful structure for assessment. Progressing in level of sophistication, Bloom’s taxonomy captures six categories in the cognitive domain. There are a variety of resources related to Bloom’s taxonomy, and many of them provide the action verbs that are used in learning objectives. Source: University of Washington.