Research, Reports, Standards, and Instruments
Mathematics Assessment: Steen, Lynn Arthur, "Assessing Assessment"
(in Mathematics) In Assessment Practice in Undergraduate
Mathematics. Bonnie Gold et al. (eds.). Washington, DC: Mathematics
Association of America, 1999
Critical Thinking: This site at the University of Tennesee--Chattanooga has a number of links to definitions, research, proposed activities to develop critical thinking, and assessment of critical thinking.
American Association of Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA)
Conferences, assessment resources, forum. A good place to start for key resources.
American Association of Colleges and Universities
AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.
- New Leadership for Student Learning and Accountability, 2008
- Greater Expections Initiative, 2000 - 2006
- Assessment Publications and Resources
- Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP)
American College Personnel Association
The ACPA is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Since 1949, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has been the world's largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. Statement on writing assessment.
Research and Teaching Centers
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
Articles, books, research presentations, test locator for responsible testing
The Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) at the University of Technology at Sydney
This information on assessment was prepared by a working party at the University.
National Academy of Sciences...Board on Testing and Assessment
Statement on the improvement of undergraduate science teaching, including assessment.
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)
Services and information on managing higher education practices.
Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE)
The CSHE is one of the nation's first research centers established specifically to study postsecondary education policy issues.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)
NWREL is a private nonprofit working closely with schools, districts, and other agencies to develop creative and practical solutions to important educational challenges..
Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development
Best practices in learning, teaching, and assessment; learning technologies; international symposium.
Pew Assessment Projects
Research and curriculum development projects to improve undergraduate education.
First-Year Assessment Listserv
An excellent compilation of comments by experts in assessment, with some key links.
Indiana Teaching and Learning Newsletter
An excellent source of information on the scholarship of teaching and on assessment.
American College Testing (ACT)
Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiencies, surveys, and other instruments.
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
General education assessment instruments, major field tests, course evaluations.
- The Academic Profile, Tasks in Critical Thinking, Major Field Tests,
Student Instructional Report (ETS)
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Accrediting Agencies and Organizations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
The MSCHE is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Survey of institutional commitment to and understanding of assessment.
North Central Association
Assessment guidelines, accrediting team information.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Their institutional accreditation standards.
Statistics and Other Data
Association for Institutional Research
Newsletter, help on displaying data, other sources, including assessment.
National Center for Education Statistics
Statistics gathered by the government, plus a college locator with links to
over 9,000 postsecondary institutions.
Multi-continent Research for Education and Learnning (MCREL)
Many assessment data bases, mostly for public schools
Principles and Standards for Promoting College Student Values
From the Center for the Study of College Student Values, Florida State University
Assessment and Technology: The Flashlight Project--Steve Ehrman
"about the crucial information that is missed when we look only at common
goals and averagescores, especially in programs that use technology to expand
creative work and work on open-ended problems."
Research about Undergraduate Research Projects
What happens to students involved in collaborative science research?