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Assessment Resources

General Resources

Assessment terminology.

  • The El Camino College SLO Handbook

Updated version Coming Soon!  This is our very own handbook, and it is updated regularly (last update: October 2013).

This resource is provided by Janet Fulks at Bakersfield College.   The website was designed as a resource to train and equip faculty to do assessment in their own classrooms and programs.

The New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability published this guide to help move the higher education community toward gathering, reporting on, and using evidence to improve student learning in American undergraduate education.

Created by Jon Mueller, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

An overview of key sampling concepts along with several recommendations for those seeking to assess Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) or Service Area Outcomes (SAOs). 


Accreditation and SLOs

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits community colleges and other associate degree granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S.


Lists of Resources

North Carolina State University publishes this list of resources for outcomes assessment.


Organizations Associated with Student Learning Outcomes and Assessments    

Resources to help institutions discover and disseminate ways that academic programs and institutions can productively use assessment data internally to inform and strengthen education, and externally to communicate with policy makers, families and other stakeholders.

The RP Group is the umbrella group for research and planning at California's community colleges.