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Idaho State University

Assessment Planning

Program Assessment Start-Up Kit (PDF Version)

ISU Assessment Start-up Kit

Getting Started

Learning Documents

Getting Started

Assessment Myths

Resources

Learning about Learning Outcomes: A Liberal Arts- by Professor Andrew A. Fort, Assesses Assessing in the Liberal Arts. Association of American Colleges & Universities.  

Association of American Colleges & Universities STEM Assessment

Discipline-Specific Assessment in STEM: Field-Tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG).

Step 1: Assessment Plans

Learning Documents

Assessment Plans

The Useful, Sensible, No-Frills Departmental Assessment Plan Barbara E. Walvoord, University of Notre Dame

Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs Module 2: Assessment Planning. Assessment Plan Checklist Northern Colorado

Resources

A Brief Outline of the Assessment Planning Process Source: Cal Poly Academic Programs and Planning

Designing Assessment an Assessment Plan: Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

What is Good Assessment?: Linda Suskie. A Common Sense Approach to Assessment in Higher Education Blog

Step 2: Program Objectives

Learning Documents

Program Objectives

Resources

How to Write Objectives: University of Connecticut

Step 3: Student Learning Outcomes & Curriculum Maps

Resources

Student Learning Outcomes: Good Practices: Washington State University Center for Teaching and Learning

Action Verbs for Learning Outcomes: Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

NILOA Institutional Example of Student Learning Outcomes: Los Positas College

 

Additional Resources: Curriculum Maps

Step 4: Creating Signature Assignments & Activities

Resources

Creating Assignments: Eberly Center, Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University

Step 5: Writing and Using Rubrics

Learning Documents 

Rubrics

Resources

Writing Effective Rubrics: T. Brophy, University of Florida

Value Rubrics: Association of American Colleges & Universities

Rubrics: Berkley Center for Teaching and Learning

Designing Grading Rubrics: Brown University. The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Rubric Template: University of Delaware Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning.

Step 6: Collecting Assessment Data

Step 7: Organizing and Analyzing the Data

Learning Documents 

Using Data

Resources

Organizing Assessment Data for Analysis: Washington State University Office of Assessment, Teaching, and Learning

Analyzing Quantitative (Numeric) Assessment Data: Washington State University Office of Assessment, Teaching, and Learning

Analyzing Qualitative (Textual) Assessment Data: Washington State University Office of Assessment, Teaching, and Learning

Data Visualization: Larkin, M. J., & Larkin, G. R. (NILOA)

Equity and Inclusion in Assessment

Office of Assessment Contact Info

Office of Assessment

Dr. Ann Hackert, Director of Assessment

(208) 282-3520

Campus Box 8063

Pocatello, ID 83209-8063