Assessment Resources

Established in 2008, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) assists institutions and others in discovering and adopting promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes. NILOA’s primary objective is to discover and disseminate ways that academic programs and institutions can productively use assessment data internally to inform and strengthen undergraduate education, and externally to communicate with policy makers, families and other stakeholders.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
AAC&U develops and advances assessment practices that deepen, integrate, and demonstrate student learning, through advocacy of learning-centered assessment policies, support for campus work to develop meaningful assessment approaches, and experimentation with common e-portfolio frameworks. Through its ground-breaking national initiative.

For a comprehensive list of online assessment resources, please consult North Carolina State University’s Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment.

Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain

Developing Program Level Learning Goals (from UC Berkeley)

Teaching Goals Inventory – Interactive application designed to help clarify learning goals

Steps for Creating Rubrics