Assessment Books

Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing,  Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom by John C. Bean
Offers new material including: dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, and blended and online learning.
Developing Learner-Centered Teaching: A Practical Guide for Faculty by Phyllis Blumberg (2008)
A practical and effective resource for putting the learner-centered model into action — filled with self-assessments and worksheets.
Meaningful Course Revision: Enhancing Academic Engagement Using Student Learning Data by Catherine M. Whelburg (2006)
A practical guide for collecting information about how well students are reaching your course goals.
The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success by Daniel B. Friedman (2012)
Offers suggestions for practice grounded in research, the literature on the teaching and learning, and campus-based examples.
Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College by Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson (2009)
This book shows how to integrate the grading process with course objectives and is filled with illustrative examples, including a sample syllabus.
Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang
Offers models and principles that can be adapted for your courses to create small teaching strategies to measure changes and effectiveness of techniques.
Assessing and Improving Your Teaching: Strategies & Rubrics for Faculty Growth & Student Learning by Phyllis Blumberg
Case studies of completed critical reflection rubrics from a variety of disciplines, including the performing and visual arts and the hard sciences.
Assessment in Practice: Putting Principles to Work on College Campuses
Illustrate methods and techniques of assessment covering a wide range of objectives in diverse types of institutions.
Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment: A Deeper Focus on Student Learning by Catherine M. Wehlburg (2008)
Outlines an integrated and ongoing system for assessment that both prepares for an accreditation visit and truly enhances student learning.
Creating Self-Regulated Learners by Linda Nilson (2013)
This book includes tested activities and assignments and explains how to seamlessly incorporate them into course design.
Reframing Writing Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning by Linda Adler-Kassner and Peggy O'Neill (2010)
Provides help for writing faculty and administrators to frame discussions of writing assessements to accurately represent research-based practices.
Teaching First-Year College Students by Bette LaSere Erickson, Calvin B. Peters and Diane Weltner Strommer (2006)
Offers information on the goals of first year instruction, evaluating student learning, and constructing evaluation tools and assessments.
Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution by Peggy L. Maki (2010)
Pragmatic, real-world applications from which nearly any assessment practitioner will benefit.
Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education by Barbara E. Walwoord (2010)
A step-by-step guide for the assessment process. addresses using standardized tests, portfolios, and e-portfolios. Includes planning tools.
Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses by L. Dee Fink (2013)
Focuses on knowledge, tools, and strategies so educators can creatively design courses that will result in significant learning experiences.