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Learing Outcomes Assessment Resource Room

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Learning outcomes need to be measured in order to be meaningful. These resources cover everything you’ll need to know about designing and implementing learning outcomes assessments in your course or program. Whether you’ve got questions about how to organize your assessment project, what skills to focus on or who else you should involve in the assessment process, these guides are a great place to start.

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Assessment for Learning​Assessment for Learning
Sally Brown
Tips on ensuring that assessment practices help rather than hinder learning.
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​Building Your Assessment Toolkit: Strategies for Gathering Actionable Evidence of Student LearningBuilding Your Assessment Toolkit: Strategies for Gathering Actionable Evidence of Student Learning
Jo Beld
An analysis of different types of assessment tools and their strengths and weaknesses. ​
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Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education (3rd ed)Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education (3rd ed)
New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning & Accountability
How higher education institutions can take responsibility for assessing and improving student learning.​
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Common Missteps in Assessment Building Blocks and How to Avoid Them (Part I of III)Common Missteps in Assessment Building Blocks and How to Avoid Them (Part I of III)
Sherry A Woosley and Amanda R. Knerr​
A three-part guide on pitfalls in assessment and how to create effective and useful evaluations.  
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Common Missteps in Assessment Reporting and How to Avoid Them  (Part II of III)Common Missteps in Assessment Planning and How to Avoid Them
(Part II of III)
Sherry A Woosley and Amanda R. Knerr​
A three-part guide on pitfalls in assessment and how to create effective and useful evaluations.
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Common Missteps in Assessment Reporting and How to Avoid Them  (Part III of III)Common Missteps in Assessment Reporting and How to Avoid Them
(Part III of III)
Sherry A Woosley and Amanda R. Knerr​
A three-part guide on pitfalls in assessment and how to create effective and useful evaluations.​
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From Gathering to Using Assessment Results: Lessons from the Wabash National Study (Occasional Paper #8)From Gathering to Using Assessment Results: Lessons from the Wabash National Study (Occasional Paper #8)
Charles Blaich and Kathleen Wise
The obstacles to good assessment, the importance of assessment reports and the benefits of connecting evaluation with teaching. ​
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Learning Outcomes Assessment: A Practitioner’s Handbook
Lori Goff, Michael K. Potter, Eleanor Pierre, Thomas Carey, Amy Gullage, Erika Kustra, Rebecca Lee, Valerie Lopes, Leslie Marshall, Lynn Martin, Jessica Raffoul, Abeer Siddiqui, Greg Van Gastel
Develop a plan for learning outcomes assessment and data collection to improve programs and student learning.  ​
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Nine Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning
American Association for Higher Education
AAHE's best practices for assessing learning outcomes. ​
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Program-Based Review and Assessment: Tools and Techniques for Program ImprovementProgram-Based Review and Assessment: Tools and Techniques for Program Improvement
Martha L. A. Stassen, Kathryn Doherty and Mya Poe
A step-by-step guide on ​the different stages of assessment—from introduction to program improvement.  ​
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