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Assessment Resources

Below are some resources to use in the assessment process. This is not an exhaustive list and will evolve over time.

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) launched an initiative to support student learning in higher education. This program — the Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) — is an authentic approach to assessment designed to articulate and measure the skills, abilities and dispositions that students need and that policymakers and employers demand.  VALUE rubrics are open educational resources (OER) that enable educators to assess students’ original work to evaluate student performance reliably and verifiably across 16 broad, cross-cutting learning outcomes.  Below is a list of the 16 VALUE rubrics:

Best Practices in Assessment

General Assessment Guidelines/Articles

Cal Poly Assessment Resource pages

WSCUC Resource pages

Other Resources

State of California Assembly Bill 928: AB-928: Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act. (PDF). Approved 6 October 2021.

CSU Executive Order: EO 0665 Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement Determination of Competence in English. (PDF). Revised 22 August 2023.

CSU Executive Order: EO 1110 Assessment of Academic Preparation & Placement in 1st Year Gen Ed Written Communications & Mathematics/Quantative Reasoning Courses.  Revised 20 Oct 2017.

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) (website).

CSU Student Success Dashboards (website).

Henning, G.W., Baker, G.R., Jankowski, N.A., Lundquist, A.E., & Montenegro, E. (Eds.). (2022). Reframing Assessment to Center Equity: Theories, Models, and Practices (1st ed.). Routledge.

Last updated: 03/27/2024

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