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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Assessment Help


  • CSU Bakersfield
  • DePaul University School for New Learning—Competency-based learning; gives degrees to adults based upon achievement of specific competencies; site includes description of competencies
  • ELON - has NSSE results on website
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis—Program review guidelines, etc.
  • Montana State University, with assessment plans
  • North Carolina State University—Really great site, with lots of valuable links.
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville — Great website describing assessment and ways to do it, with links to other sites.
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau—Thoughtful and informative.
  • Towson University, whose director of assessment, Linda Suskie, was at American Association for Higher Education
  • Truman State University - long-time leader in assessment
  • University of Illinois Office of Instructional Resources, includes links to completed assessment plans
  • USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, a good starting place
  • Western Washington University "Dialogue", an article on Assessment, Accountability, and Student Learning Outcomes


General Education


Scoring Rubrics (scoring guides), Courtesy of Susan Harris

  • RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. Sample rubrics can be modified and saved.
  • This site focuses on checklists rather than rubrics. However, a checklist is often a good place to begin the process of developing a rubric.
  • Glossary of Education Terms and Acronyms: A marvelous glossary to help you translate "educationese."

Resource Links

Campus Links