Outside Assessment Resources

Outside Assessment Resources

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These links will help you assess student learning

Program/Discipline Level Assessment

Course Level Assessment

Specific Assessment Links


Several databases offer rich troves of information on student learning assessment. In order to use them effectively, think carefully about the keywords you use. Remember that certain words will appear in almost every citation, so be specific and consider whether today's jargon might have had different "code words" a few years ago. "Rubrics" or "muddiest point" are going to be significantly more useful terms than either "student" or "education". Also, enclose phrases in quotation marks: "classroom assessment techniques". Most databases will then search the terms as a unit rather than as separate words.

Discussion Lists

Subscribe to discussion lists by sending an email message to the listserver. Make sure to turn off any automatic signature file you may use. In most cases, you will want to leave the subject line blank and put the following text into the body of the message (substituting your own name where appropriate): subscribe list-name your-first-name your-last-name

  • ASSESS — Listserver: listserv@lsv.uky.edu (University of Kentucky-Lexington). Topic: assessment in higher education.
  • FYA-List — Listserver: listserv@vm.sc.edu (University of South Carolina). Topic: evaluating students' experiences and success in the first year of college.
  • ASSESS-W — Listserver: listserv@listserv.louisville.edu (University of Louisville). Topic: assessing writing.
  • PORTFOLIO-L — Listserver: listserv@henson.cc.kzoo.edu (Kalamazoo College). Topic: portfolio assessment.

If you become aware of other links or resources that you'd like to recommend be added to this web site, contact Ruth Lindemann at 443-8735 or email the Library.


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