Office of Academic Assessment
STRATEGIES FOR MEASURING STUDENT LEARNING
The links below will provide you with a variety of methods for assessing student learning. While you will see some ideas repeated across the links, each will provide a slightly different frramework for thinking about what you want to assess and how you might do so.
Assessment Instruments and Methods Available To Assess Student Learning In the Major
Divides assessment strategies into direct and indirect measures and provides a description of each. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Assessment Techniques and Activities
Twenty-four assorted tips and ideas for assessing student learning. From Montana State University.
Program Outcomes Assessment Methods
Lists direct and indirect assessment methods separately, with brief descriptions for each. From Oklahoma State University.
Chapter 4 of the Texas A & M Assessment Manual. Provides examples of formative and summative assessment strategies.
Chapters III-VII of this workbook from Ball State provide a variety of methods for assessing student learning.
Authentic Assessment Toolbox
Explains how and why to create strategies for authentic assessment (“A form of assessment in which students are asked to perform real-world tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills”-- Jon Mueller)
Assessment Methods: A Close-Up Look
This document by Barbara D. Wright, Assessment Director at Eastern Connecticut State University, suggests advantages and disadvantages for a variety of assessment strategies.
Evaluating Assessment Strategies
This resource from APA Online offers advantages, disadvantages, and recommendations for a variety of assessment techniques (pp. 14 ff) as well as other useful information on assessment..