Rutgers Offices Supporting Assessment
- Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP)
- Center for Organizational Development and Leadership
- Teaching Assistant Project (TAP)
Support Materials for Assessment
Assessing student learning
- Advancing Student Learning — Middles States Commission on Higher Education manual on assessing student learning (PDF)
- Schematic outline of assessment structures for higher education (Lion Gardiner)
- Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment — Free online version of the book, published by the National Academies Press in 2001
- How People Learn: Brain, Mind Experience and School — Free online version of the book, published by the National Academies Press in 2000
- Assessment for Improvement vs Assessment for Accountability - Presentation, Trudy Banta
Links to Other Institutions
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- University of Delaware Assessment Manual — This is a rich source of information, with many subsidiary links
- Kansas State University — Information about writing student learning goals and objectives. It has a comprehensive list of links to further information about assessment practices
- University of Washington — Learning goals of various courses at UW, examples of departmental learning goals, and links to other college and university assessment materials
- University of Missouri
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst — Handbook for program based learning outcome assessment (PDF)
- University of Colorado, Boulder — Comprehensive site containing planning tools, assessment guide book, and latest assessment reports from various academic departments
- Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership — Many resources for teaching, course design, and assessment.
- Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Indiana University Kokomo--9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning.
- Additional Links and Resources
Resources for Developing and Using Rubrics
AAC&U Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Project Overiew The Association of American
Colleges and Universitys has embarked on a major effort to design and develop rubrics for assessing general undergraduate
education, relying heavily on the use of electronic portfolios of student work for source material. A sample rubric appears in
- Authentic Assessment Toolbox — When we set up assessment goals and objectives, we ask ‘What do we want our students to know, value and do?” Authentic Assessment refers to the application of knowledge, what we want our students to do, especially in real-world situations. The Toolbox helps in developing rubrics for such ‘authentic’ assessments.
- Problem based learning rubric — The above link is from the University of Delaware. It gives an example of a rubric used to assess performance in a problem-based learning. Another form of ‘authentic’ assessment.
The use of E-Portfolios
AAC&U Peer Review; The Benefits of E-Portfolios for Students and Faculty in Their Own Words.
AAC&U Peer Review; E-Portfolios at 2.0--Surveying the Field.
Igert Assessment Presentation - Overview of Assessment and IGERT Program Assessments