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Learning Outcomes Assessment Resource Room

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Not all assessments are created equal, but we’ve collected some of the more commonly used measures of learning outcomes to help you find the right tool for your project. Learn how you can use rubrics, ePortfolios, standardized tests, self-assessments and more to capture what your students know and can do.​

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​​CLA+ Student GuideCLA+ Student Guide
Council for Aid to Education
How the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) measures students' critical thinking skills at the beginning and end of postsecondary education. 
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Critical Thinking: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment. A Teacher's HandbookCritical Thinking: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment: A Teacher's Handbook 
George Brown College
George Brown College's teacher handbook for assessing critical thinking, as part of the Essential Employability Skills.  
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E-Portfolios ExplainedE-Portfolios Explained
Centre for Teaching Excellence
University of Waterloo on e-Portfolios and how they are used in assessment. ​
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Education and Skills Online Assessment: The Online Version of PIAAC
Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development
Overview of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills, which measures literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments.  
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Guide to Outcome MeasuresGuide to Outcome Measures
Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education
Brief description of each of the instruments used in the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education. 
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HEIghten™ Critical Thinking Test at a GlanceHEIghten™ Critical Thinking Test at a Glance
Educational Testing Service
A summary of the two dimensions assessed by the HEIghten™ Test — analysis and synthesis.  
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Learning Outcomes Assessment Rubrics 
University of Toronto
The University of Toronto's approach to assessing communication, design, investigation, problem solving and teamwork.  ​  
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ResourceOutline of the Learning Outcomes Project
Queen's University
An infographic on communication, critical thinking, problem solving and lifelong learning. ​  
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Value Rubric Development ProjectValue Rubric Development Project
Association of American Colleges & Universities
100 postsecondary institutions team up to examine essential learning outcomes. ​
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