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Online Resources

These online resources provide information regarding external agency requirements of assessment, tools that may be of assistance and examples provided by higher education colleagues.


Recommended Links

Middle States Commission on Higher Education-Characteristics of Excellence Document
Requirements of Affiliation and Standards of Accreditation. This latest edition of "Characteristics..." was revised in March 2011 to reflect the new distance education and correspondence education requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. See Standard 7 for the standard on Institutional Assessment and Standard 14 for the standard on Assessment of Student Learning

Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources (2nd Edition, 2007)
This handbook serves as a resource for institutions seeking a bridge between the Commission’s standards for accreditation and the practical daily challenges of assessment and continuous improvement.

Assessment Resources compiled by North Carolina State University
This comprehensive website from the North Carolina State University Office of University Planning and Analysis lists and contains hyperlinks to assessment resources throughout the United States, including general resources, assessment handbooks, guidelines on assessment of specific skills or content, individual institutions' assessment-related web pages, and more.

Rubrics Rock- Ferris State University
A presentation that explains and provides instruction on the use of rubrics for assessment of student learning as well as examples in a variety of disciplines. This link also contains blank rubric templates that can be copied and used.

List of Bloom's action verbs
Attached is a list of verbs as part of Bloom's taxonomy. This list should be used as a guide to create student learning outcomes.

Explanation of Bloom's taxonomy and the Revised Bloom's taxonomy
A description of Bloom's original and the revised taxonomy of student learning (Anderson and Krathwohl) by Dr. Leslie Owen Wilson from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. A taxonomy is a form of categorization. In the case of Bloom's taxonomy, it is a way of identifying and organizing differing levels of learning. This can be helpful when creating student learning outcomes to help analyze what type and level of learning students should achieve in your course, or how the courses sequence and support a degree program.

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