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Assessment - Resource List

Latest Revised Date: 6-2-2014

Recommended Reading and Articles
  • Allen, K. R., Elkins, B., Henning, G. W., Bayless, L. A., &Gordon, T. W. (2013). Accreditation and the role of the student affairs professional. Washington, DC: ACPA-College Student Educators International. Available fromhttp://www2.myacpa.org/publications
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA). (2007).ASK standards: Assessment skills and knowledge content standards for student affairs practitioners and scholars.Washington, D. C.: Author.
  • Angelo, T. & Cross, K. (1993). Class assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Banta, T. W., Lund, J. P., Black, K. E., Oblander, F. W. (Eds.) (1996). Assessment in practice: Putting principles to work on college campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Bloom, B. S. (1968). Learning for mastery. UCLA: Center for the study of evaluation of instructional programs, (1)2. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bresciani, M. J., Zelna, C. L., and Anderson, J. A. (2004).Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for practitioners. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
  • Bresciani, M. J., Moore Gardner, M., Hickmott, J. (2010).Demonstrating Student success: A practical guide to outcomes-based assessment of learning and development in student affairs. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Bresciani, M. J. (2011, August). Making assessment meaningful: What new student affairs professionals and those new to assessment need to know (NILOA Assessment Brief: Student Affairs). Urbana, IL: University for Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.
  • Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. Professional standards in higher education(August, 2012). 8th Ed. Washington, D.C.: Author.
  • Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (2006). Frameworks for assessing learning and development outcomes. Washington, D.C.: Author.
  • Culp, M. M. & Dungy, G. J. (Eds.). (2012). Building a culture of evidence in student affairs: A guide for leaders and practitioners. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
  • Ewell, P. T. (2009, November). Assessment, accountability, and improvement: Revisiting the tension(NILOA Occasional Paper No.1). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.
  • Keeling, R. (Ed.). (2004). Learning reconsidered. A campus-wide focus on the student experience. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators & American College Personnel Association.
  • Keeling, R. P (Ed). (2006). Learning reconsidered 2A practical guide to implementing a campus-wide focus on the student experience. Washington, D.C.: American College Personnel Association, Association of College and Housing Officers—International, Association of College Unions—International, National Academic Advising Association, National Association of Campus Activities, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, & National Intramural—Recreational Sports Association.
  • Keeling, R. P., Wall, A. F., Underhile, R., and Dungy, G. J. (2008). Assessment reconsidered. Washington, D. C.: International Center for Student Success and Institutional Accountability.
  • Keller, D. K. (2006). The tao of statistics: A path of understanding (with no math). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Maki, P. L. (2004). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Miller, M. A. (2012, January). From denial to acceptance: The stages of assessment (NILOA Occasional Paper No.13). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.
  • Palomba, Catherine A., & Banta, Trudy W. (1999).Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, improving. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Pascarella, E. T., & Terenzini, P. T. (2005). How college affects students: A third decade of research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Schuh, J. M., Upcraft, M. L. and Associates.(2001).Assessment practice in student affairs: An applications manual. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 
  • Schuh, J. M., & Associates (2008). Assessment methods for student affairs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Schuh, J. H., & Gansemer-Topf, A. M. (2010, December).The role of student affairs in student learning assessment(NILOA Occasional Paper No.7). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.
  • Schuh, J. (Ed.) (2013, Summer). Selected contemporary issues in assessment. (J. Schuh, Ed.) New Directions in Student Services 2013(142).
  • Suskie, L. A. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide (2nd Ed). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Timm. D. M., Davis Barham. J., McKinney, J., & Knerr, A. R. (2013). Assessment in practice: A companion guide to the ASK standards. Washington, DC: ACPA-College Student Educators International. Available from http://www2.myacpa.org/publications
  • Upcraft, M.L and Schuh, J.H. (1996). Assessment in student affairs: a guide for practitioners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Urdan, T. (2001). Statistics in plain English. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Association.
  • Walvoord, B.E. (2004). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions,      departments, and general education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Web Resources
Student Affairs Assessment Websites

Original Source: ACPA/NASPA Survey of Assessment Professionals in Student Affairs - Fall 2007. Last Updated 3/20/2014. Interested in having your Student Affairs Assessment Website posted on this page? Contact Ted Elling.