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Assessment Library

The following publications are available for checkout through the Office of Assessment.  To request an item, contact the Office of Assessment at assessment@ksu.edu or (785) 532-5712. Websites to see additional information about each item can be found by clicking on the cover image of the book.  

AAC&U Publications

Ensuring Quality

Ensuring Quality & Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale

By: Kuh & O'Donnell

More Reasons for Hope 

 More Reasons to Hope: Diversity Matters in Higher Ed.


Five High-Impact Practices

 Five High-Impact Practices: Research on Learning Outcomes, Completion, and Quality

By: Brownell & Swaner

assessing college student learning

Assessing College Student Learning: Evaluating Alternative Models , Using Multiple Methods

By: Hawkins, Penn, & Sternberg

Liberal Education Outcomes

Liberal Education Outcomes: A Preliminary Report on Student Achievement in College


Taking responsibility

Taking Responsibility for the Quality of the Baccalaureate Degree


Making Progress

Making Progress? What We Know About the Achievement of Liberal Education Outcomes  

By: Ashley Finley

 A Brief History

A Brief History of Student Learning Assessment

By: Richard J. Schavelson

Peer review

Assessing Student Learning: Peer Review Single Issue (Vol.9 No. 2)



Cycles of Improvement 

Assessment in Cycles of Improvement: Faculty Designs for Essential Learning Outcomes

By: Ross Miller


assessment reform agenda

General Education and the Assessment Reform Agenda

By: Peter Ewell

integrative learning

Integrative Learning: Mapping the Terrain

By: Huber and Hutchings

Art and Science of assessing general education outcomes

The Art & Science of Assessing General Education Outcomes: A Practical Guide

By: Leskes and Wright

Diversity and democracy 

Civic Engagement and Student Success: A Resonant Relationship




The Completion Agenda 

Liberal Education: The Completion Agenda



Community College Student Roadmap 

Developing a Community College Student Roadmap


What do employers want 

Liberal Education: What Do Employers Want from College Graduates?


Using the VALUE Rubrics

Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessment

By: Finley and Rhodes 

lumina degree

The Lumina Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP): Implications for Assessment

By: Peter T. Ewell 


Assessing Underserved Student' Engagement in High-Impact Practices

By:Finley and McNair

Investing in Success

Investing in Success: Cost Effective Strategies to Increase Student Success

By: Welllman and Brusi


Case Studies, Models, Examples

Assessing Student Learning in General Education

Assessing Student Learning in General Education: Good Practice Case Studies

By: Marilee Bresciani


Student Success in College

Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter

By: Kinzie, Kuh, Schuh, and Whitt


Understanding the role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration

Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment

By: Burack, Hirsch, and Kezar 

Outcomes-Based Academic and Co-Curricular...

Outcomes-Based Academic and Co-Curricular Program Review

By: Marilee Bresciani


 redesigning higher education

Redesigning Higher Education: Producing Dramatic Gains in Student Learning

By: Lion. F. Gardiner

Assessment Case Studies

Assessment: Case Studies, Experience, and Practice from Higher Education

By: Schwartz and Webb 

Measuring what matters

Measuring What Matters: Competency-Based Learning Models in Higher Education

By: Richard A. Voorhees 

Measuring Quality

Measuring Quality: Choosing Among Surveys and Other Assessments of College Quality

By: Borden and Owens

Emblems of quality

Emblems of Quality in Higher Education

By: Conrad and Haworth




Assessment Guides

Student Assessment as Learning 

Student Assessment-As-Learning at Alverno College

By: Alverno College Faculty

 The Departmental Guide and Record Book

The Departmental Guide and Record Book for Student Outcomes Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

By: Nichols and Nichols

Doctoral education

The Assessment of Doctoral Education

By: Borkowski, Denecke, and Mak

Thinking about teaching and learning

Thinking About Teaching and Learning: Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students

By; Robert Leamnson

Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula

Designing and Assessing Course Curricula: A Practical Guide

By: Robert M. Diamond

Assessment A-z

Assessments A-Z: A Collection of 50 Questionnaires, Instruments, and Inventories

By: Burn and Payment

A practical Guide to needs assessment

A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment

By: Kavita Gupta

Effective Grading

Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment

By: Anderson and Walvoord 

Assessing for learning

Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution

By: Peggy Maki

Assessment practice in student affairs

Assessment Practice in Student Affairs: An Applications Manual

By: Schuh and Upcraft 


Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula 3

Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula: A Practical Guide (3rd edition)

By: Robert M. Diamond 

 Assessment clear and simple

Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education

By: Barbara Walvoord 


The department head's guide to assessment implementation 

The Department Head's Guide to Assessment Implementation in Administrative and Education Support Units

By: Nichols and Nichols 


Introduction to Rubrics

By: Levi and Stevens


Assessing Gen Ed Programs 

Assessing General Education Programs

By: Mary Allen 

General Assessment Information


Benchmarking in Higher Education: Adapting Best Practices to Improve Quality

By: Jeffery W. Alstete

2011 CHEA Almanac of External... 

2011 CHEA Almanac of External Quality Review



Learning through assessment

Learning Through Assessment: A Resource Guide for Higher Education

By: University Leadership Council

 Catching Theory Up with Practice

Catching Theory Up with Practice: Conceptual Frameworks for Assessment

By: Astin, Ewell, Mentkowski, and Moran

Assessment Update-The first 10 years 

Assessment Update: The First 10 Years

By:  Banta, Ewell, Gray, Pike, and Seybert

Proclaiming and Sustaining Excellence

Proclaiming and Sustaining Excellence: Assessment as a Faculty Role

By: Schilling and Schilling 

First things First

First Things First

By: Stephen Covey


Learner Centered Assessment

Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning 

By: Freed and Huba

classroom assessment 

Student-Centered Classroom Assessment (second edition)

By: Richard J. Stiggins


The Course Portfolio

The Course Portfolio: How Faculty can Examine Their Teaching to Advance Practice and Improve Student Learning

By: Pat Hutchings 

 Electronic Portfolios

Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning

By: Barbara Cambridge

 Creating Learning-Centered Courses

Creating Learning-Centered Courses for the World Wide Web


 Art and Science of Classroom Assessment

The Art and Science of Classroom Assessment 

By: Susan M. Brookhart

 The Neglected R 

The Neglected R: The Need for a Writing Revolution

By: The National Commission on Writing