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Research Guide for Learning Outcomes and Assessment

Getting Started (Books and Media)

These sources provide a good start for your research as they provide a general overview of your topic.  These sources help focus your topic and provide you with additional terms to narrow or broaden your search.

LB2822.75 .A54 1993
Angelo, T.A. & Cross, K.P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Bers, T.H. and Mittler, M.L. (Eds.). (Winter 1994). Assessment and testing: Myths and realities. (No. 88). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

LB 2822.75 .E78 1991
Erwin, T.D. (1991). Assessing student learning and development: A guide to the principles, goals, and methods of determining college outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

LB 2822.75 .C64 2004 EB
Moskowitz, J.H. (2004). Comparing learning outcomes: International assessments and education policy. London: RoutledgeFalmer.

LB2328.15 .U6 O33 1997
O'Banion, T.O. (1997). A learning college for the 21st century. Phoenix: American Council on Education and Oryx Press.

LB2328. E42 1997
Roueche, J.E. (1997). Embracing the tiger: The effectiveness debate and the community college. Washington, D.C.: Community College Press.

LB 2331.7 .N4 V.126
Serban, A.M. and Friedlander, J. (Eds.). (Summer 2004). Developing and implementing assessment of student learning outcomes. (No. 126). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

LB2806.22 .L42 2000
Wilson, C.D., Miles, C.L., Baker, R.L., & Schoenberger, R.L. (2000). Learning outcomes for the 21st century: Report of a community college study. Mission Viejo, CA: League for Innovation in the Community College and Pew Charitable Trusts.

Articles (Databases/Indexes)

Articles are found by using online research databases or print indexes.  The following articles may be of assistance in drafting learning outcomes for community college students and in researching the topic of assessing student learning.

Aloi, S.L., Gardner, W.S. & Lusher, A.L. (2003). A framework for assessing general education outcomes within the majors. The Journal of General Education, 52(4), 237-252. Retrieved September 29, 2008, from Ebscohost (Professional Development Collection) database. Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=13910459&site=ehost-live

Beno, B. A. (2004). The role of student learning outcomes in accreditation quality review. New Directions for Community Colleges, 126, 65-72. Retrieved September 25, 2008, from Ebscohost (Professional Development Collection) database.  Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=13999325&site=ehost-live

Brookhart, S.M. (2004). Assessment theory for college classrooms. New Directions for Community Colleges, 100, 5-14. Retrieved September 25, 2008, from Ebscohost (Professional Development Collection) database. Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=16359367&site=ehost-live

Gaytan, J. & McEwen, B.C. (2007). Effective online instructional and assessment strategies. The American Journal of Distance Education, 21(3), 117-132. Retrieved September 25, 2008, from Ebscohost (Professional Development Collection) database. Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=26592464&site=ehost-live

Hanna, W. (2007, Mar/Apr). The new Bloom's Taxonomy: Implications for music education. Arts Education Policy Review, 108(4), 7-16. Retrieved September 25, 2008, from Ebscohost (Professional Development Collection) database. Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=25127293&site=ehost-live

Lei, S.A. (2008, Spring). Assessment techniques of instructors in two community colleges in a state-wide system. Education, 128(3), 392-411. Retrieved September 29, 2008, from Ebscohost (Professional Development Collection) database. Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=31643312&site=ehost-live

Padron, E.J. (2008). Celebrating outcomes and cultivating assessment: How the largest college found common ground. Liberal Education, 94(2), 30-35. Retrieved September 26, 2008, from Ebscohost (MasterFILE Premier) database. Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=32143481&site=ehost-live

Price, B.A., & Randall, C.H. (2008, May/June). Assessing learning outcomes in quantitative courses: Using embedded questions for direct assessment. Journal of Education for Business, 83(5), 288-294. Retrieved September 26, 2008, from Ebscohost (Professional Development Collection) database. Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=32517653&site=ehost-live

Tomlinson, C.A. (2008, Dec/Jan). Learning to love assessment. Educational Leadership, 65(4), 8-13. Retrieved September 29, 2008, from Ebscohost (Professional Development Collection) database. Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=27984940&site=ehost-live

Wolf, P.J. (2007). Academic improvement through regular assessment. Peabody Journal of Education, 82(4), 690-702. Retrieved September 29, 2008, from Ebscohost (Professional Development Collection) database. Persistent link: http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=27297187&site=ehost-live

Websites

Authentic Assessment Toolbox (John Mueller)

Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment (NC State Univ.)

Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment (Online Book, Pellegrino, J.W., Chudowsky, N. & Glaser, R. (Eds.))

Learning Outcomes Assessment: A Step Forward (ACRL NY-Selective Bibliography)

Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation (peer reviewed online journal)

Program Level Assessment of Learning Outcomes (CalPoly)

A Short List of Online Resources about Student Learning Outcomes (4faculty.org)

Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Resources (Palomar College)

Writing Learning Outcomes for the Core Curriculum (UCSB)

 

 

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