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University of Connecticut Assessment

Assessment Primer:

Allen, Mary J., Assessing Academic Programs in Higher Education, Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2004

Allen, Mary J., Assessing General Education Programs, Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2006

Anderson, Lorin W. and Krathwohl, David R. (Eds.) with Airasian, Peter W., Cruikshank, Kathleen A., Mayer, Richard E., Pintrich, Paul R., Raths, James, and Wittrock, Merlin C., A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. 2001.

Bain, Ken, What the Best College Teachers Do, Harvard University Press, 2004

Banta, Trudy W., Lund, Jon P., Black, Karen E. and Oblander, Frances W., Assessment in Practice: putting principles to work on college campuses by Jossey-Bass, 1996

Banta, Trudy W. and Associates (editors), Building a Scholarship of Assessment, Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons, 2002

Bloom, Benjamin S. (Ed.), Englehart, Max D., Furst, Edward J., Hill, Walker H., and Krathwohl, David R., Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, The Classification of Educational Goals, Handbook I: Cognitive Domain, David McKay Company, Inc. New York, 1954, 1956.

Bransford, John D., Brown, Ann L., and Cocking, Rodney R. (editors), How People Learn; National Research Council Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning; National Academy Press, 1999

Bresciani, Marilee J., Zelna, Carrie L. and Anderson, James A., Assessing Student Learning and Development: A Handbook for Practitioners, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), 2004

Brown, George, Bull, Joanna, and Pendlebury, Malcolm, Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education, Routledge, New York, 1997

Diamond, Robert M., Designing and Assessing Courses & Curricula, Jossey-Bass Inc., 1998

Eder, Douglas J., “General Education Assessment Within the Disciplines”, The Journal of General Education, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 135-157, 2004.

Erwin, T. Dary, Assessing Student Learning and Development: A Guide to the Principles, Goals, and Methods of Determining College Outcomes, Jossey-Bass Inc., 1991

Fulks, Janet, “Assessing Student Learning in Community Colleges”, Bakersfield College, 2004 obtained at

Harrow, Anita J., A taxonomy of the psychomotor domain: a guide for developing behavioral objectives, David McKay Company, Inc., 1972

Hernon, Peter and Dugan, Robert E. (Editors), Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education: Views and Perspectives, Libraries Unlimited, A Member of the Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2004

Heywood, John, Assessment in Higher Education, Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd, London, 2000

Huba, Mary E. and Freed, Jann E., Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: shifting the focus from teaching to learning, Allyn & Bacon, 2000

Kirkpatrick, Donald L., Evaluating Training Programs: the four levels, 2nd edition, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 1998

Krathwohl, David R., Bloom, Benjamin S., and Masia, Bertram B., Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, The Classification of Educational Goals, Handbook II: Affective Domain, Longman Inc., 1964

Mager, Robert F., Preparing Instructional Objectives, Fearon Publishers 1962

Mager, Robert F., Preparing Instructional Objectives: A critical tool in the development of effective instruction 3rd edition, The Center for Effective Performance, Inc. 1997

Maki, Peggy L., Assessing for Learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution, Stylus Publishing, LLC, American Association for Higher Education, 2004

Nichols, James O. and Nichols, Karen W., A Road Map for Improvement of Student Learning and Support Services Through Assessment, Agathon Press, 2005

Pagano, Neil, “Defining Outcomes for Programs and Courses”, June 2005 Higher Learning Commission Workshop Making a Difference in Student Learning: Assessment as a Core Strategy, available at

Palomba, Catherine A. and Banta, Trudy W., Assessment Essentials: planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education, Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999

Pellegrino, James W. , Chudowsky, Naomi and Glaser, Robert (editors); Knowing What Students Know: The science and design of educational assessment, Committee on the Foundations of Assessment, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, National Academy Press, 2001

Prus, Joseph and Johnson, Reid, “A Critical Review of Student Assessment Options”, in  "Assessment & Testing Myths and Realities" edited by Trudy H. Bers and Mary L. Mittler, New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 88, Winter 1994, pp. 69-83.

Stevens, Dannelle D. and Levi, Antonia J., Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning, Stylus Publishing, 2005

Suskie, Linda, Assessing Student Learning: A common sense guide, Anker Publishing Company, 2004

Tagg, John, The Learning Paradigm College, Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2003

Terenzini, Patrick T., “Assessment with open eyes: Pitfalls in studying student outcomes.” Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 60, No. 6, pp. 644-664, November/December 1989.

Walvoord, Barbara E. and Anderson, Virginia J., Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment, Jossey-Bass, 1998

Walvoord, Barbara E., Assessment Clear and Simple, John Wiley & Sons, 2004