1st Edition

Assessment 101 in Higher Education The Fundamentals and How to Apply Them

    208 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Assessment 101 is your all-in-one guide to conducting and facilitating assessment in specific programs, as well as coordinating institution-wide assessment processes. 

    This book covers all fundamental elements of the assessment cycle: student learning outcomes, curriculum mapping, instruments, data collection, results and interpretation, and most importantly, use of results for improvement. Complete with pro tips designed for busy professionals, this text offers practical guidance on how the assessment process can be implemented and managed at various altitudes within an institution.

    This foundational, timely resource is for anyone involved in student learning outcomes assessment at the program or institutional level.

    Part 1: Assessment Fundamentals  1. How Did We Get Here?  2. Providing Assessment Evidence with Reports  3. Selecting Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)  4. Building a Curriculum Map  5. Designing Instruments  6. Collecting Data  7. Analyzing Data and Interpreting Results  8. Using Assessment Results  9. Considering Advanced Practices  Part 2: Applying the Fundamentals  10. Considering Situational Factors  11. Facilitating Assessment Meetings  12. Designing Assessment Infrastructure for Academic Programs  13. Coordinating General Education Assessment  14. Conducting Student Affairs Assessment  15. Involving Institutional Leadership  16. Furthering Your Journey           


    Keston H. Fulcher is the Improvement Strategist at James Madison University, USA. He is also a Professor in the Assessment and Measurement PhD program. He provides professional development and bespoke consultation on assessment and improvement. His personal goal is to help higher education evolve from an assessment culture to an improvement culture. 

    Megan R. Good is the Executive Director of the Center for Assessment and Research Studies (CARS) at James Madison University, USA. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Assessment and Measurement PhD program. Prior to her current role she led assessment and later accreditation efforts at Auburn University, USA. She is focused on raising the profile of student learning in higher education.

    Elizabeth R. H. Sanchez is a writer and editor residing in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Liz received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bridgewater College and Master of Arts in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication from James Madison University, USA. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with family.