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External Resources -- Internet

General Websites

Assessment Conferences - Offers a list of assessment conferences across the U.S.

Bakersfield College - The Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education page provides useful information on assessment concepts (terms, services, examples).

Books on Assessment - For a list of additional books on this topic (in higher education setting), click on this link. Provided by Gettysburg College.

Center for Assessment and Research - Housed at James Madison University, the Center focuses on providing quality assessment and support to members of its University. Provides templates, resources, and data.

Cornell University - Provides a useful glossary of terms and strategies for putting assessment in practice.

Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment - Provides information (external links) to assessment-related resources, organizations, grants, journals, rubrics, and more! Expect to spend some time searching here.

Long Beach City College - Tons of useful links and resources related to assessment.
Nine Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning - Outlines nine principles and practices for assessing student learning.

Research and Practice in Assessment - Focus is on the publication of their online journal and providing support to assessment community.

UC Berkeley BEAR Center - Provides resources and project summaries on various assessment activities conducted across their campuses.


Carnegie Mellon University - Go here to learn about the benefits of rubrics and how to design them.

Cornell University - Sample of a rubric for research papers.

Illinois State Board of Education - PDF of science-related rubrics.

National Institution for Learning Outcome Assessment - PDF document on assessment at the community college level.

Otis College of Art and Design - This page provides some helpful rubric templates (fine arts, architecture, digital media).

University of Colorado (Denver) - Basic information on designing rubrics, but the glossary is worth visiting.

Purdue University - Sample of oral presentation rubrics used by thier science division faculty.

Bloom's Taxonomy

Iowa State University - Iowa State University also provides a nice chart that compares the different versions of Bloom's Taxonomy (PDFs also available).

Old Dominion University  - Old Dominion University provides a nice, easy to follow chart and differences between the new and older version of the famous Bloom’s taxonomy


Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) 

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Chicago Area Assessment Group (CAAG)

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

Higher Learning Commission

International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA)

Learning Outcomes Assessment Communities

University of Central Florida