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Selected References on Assessment

General Assessment

Banta, T. W. (1996). Assessment in practice: Putting principles to work on college campuses (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bresciani, M.J., Moore Gardner, M. & Hickmott, J. (2009). Demonstrating student success: A practical guide to outcomes-based assessment of learning and development in student affairs. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Erwin, T.D. (1991). Assessing student learning and development : A guide to the principles, goals, and methods of determining college outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Evans, N. J., Forney, D. S., & Guido-DiBrito, F. (1998). Student development in college : Theory, research, and practice (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Love, P. G., & Estanek, S. M. (2004). Rethinking student affairs practice. San Francisco, Jossey Bass.

Maki, P. (2010). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Moore, W. S. (1991). Issues facing student affairs professionals. In T. K. Miller & R. B. Winston, Jr. (Eds.), Administration and leadership in student affairs: Actualizing student development in higher education (2nd ed., pp. 765-787). Muncie, Indiana: Accelerated Development Incorporated.

Pascarella, E. T., & Whitt, E. J. (1999). Using systematic inquiry to improve performance. In G. S. Blimling & E. J. Whitt (Eds.), Good practice in student affairs: Principles to foster student learning, (pp. 91-111). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Schuh, J.H. and Associates (2009). Assessment Methods for Student Affairs. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A Common Sense Guide.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Upcraft, M. L. (2003). Assessment and evaluation. In Komives, S. R. (Ed.), Student services: A handbook for the profession (4th ed., pp. 555-571). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Upcraft, M. L.. & Schuh, J. H. (1996). Assessment in student affairs: A guide for practitioners. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.-

 

Assessment Cycles/Design:

Erwin, T. D. (1991). Assessing student learning and development: A guide to the principles, goals, and methods of determining college outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Maki, P. L. (2004). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Driscoll, A. & Cordero de Noriega, D. (2006). Taking Ownership of Accreditation.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Middaugh, M.F. (2010).  Planning and assessment in higher education.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Schuh, J. H. & Upcraft, M. L. (2001). Assessment practice in student affairs: An applications manual. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Strayhorn, T. L. (2006). Frameworks for assessing learning and development outcomes. Washington, DC: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

Upcraft, M. L.. & Schuh, J. H. (1996). Assessment in student affairs: A guide for practitioners. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

 

Data Collection Methods:

Bogdan, R. C., & Biklen, S. K. (2003). Qualitative research for education: An introduction to theory and methods. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Bresciani, M. J., Zelna, C.L., & Anderson, J. A. (2004). Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for practitioners. Washington, D.C.: NASPA.

Kuh, G. D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J. H., Whitt, E. J., & Associates. (2005). Assessing conditions to enhance educational effectiveness: The Inventory for Student Engagement and Success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lodico, M.G., Spaulding, D.T., Voegtle, K.H. (2006). Methods in educational research: From theory to practice.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Palomba, C. A., & Banta, T. W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco, Jossey Bass.

Schuh, J.H. and Associates (2009). Assessment Methods for Student Affairs. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Schuh, J. H. & Upcraft, M. L. (2001). Assessment practice in student affairs: An applications manual. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Stage, F.K. (1992).  Diverse methods for research and assessment of college students.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Stage, F.K. & Manning, K. (2003).  Research in the college context: Approaches and methods.  New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A Common Sense Guide.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

 

Designing Methods/Plans:

Bresciani, M.J., Moore Gardner, M. & Hickmott, J. (2009). Demonstrating student success: A practical guide to outcomes-based assessment of learning and development in student affairs.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bresciani, M. J., Zelna, C.L., & Anderson, J. A. (2004). Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for practitioners. Washington, D.C.: NASPA.

Lodico, M.G., Spaulding, D.T., Voegtle, K.H. (2006).  Methods in educational research: From theory to practice.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

Palomba, C. A., & Banta, T. W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco, Jossey Bass.

Schuh, J. H. & Upcraft, M. L. (2001). Assessment practice in student affairs: An applications manual. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Shadish, W.R., Cook, T.D., & Campbell, D.T. (2002).  Experimental and quasi-experimental designs.  Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston.

Stevens, D.D. & Levi, A.J. (2005). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback and promote student learning.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Trochim, W. M. (2006). The research methods knowledge base, 2nd edition. Retrieved September 20, 2005, from http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/index.htm.

 

Quantitative Analysis:

Field, A.P. (2005). Discovering statistics using SPSS. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Huck, S. W. (2004). Reading statistics and research. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

Jaisingh, L. R. (2005). Statistics for the utterly confused. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Lodico, M.G., Spaulding, D.T., Voegtle, K.H. (2006). Methods in educational research: From theory to practice.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Salkind, N.J. (2000). Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

Qualitative Analysis:

Bogdan, R. C., & Biklen, S. K. (2003). Qualitative research for education: An introduction to theory and methods. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Creswell, J.W., & Plano-Clark, V.L. (2006). Designing and conducting mixed methods research.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Pulications.

Merriam, S. B. (2002) Qualitative research in practice: Examples for discussion and analysis. San Francisco, Jossey Bass.

Lodico, M.G., Spaulding, D.T., Voegtle, K.H. (2006). Methods in educational research: From theory to practice.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

Survey Development:

Downing & Haladyna (2006).  Handbook of test development.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Fink, A. & Kosecoff, J. (1998). How to conduct surveys: A step-by-step guide (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Haladyna, T. M. (1999).  Developing and validating multiple-choice test items. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 

Rodriguez, M. C. (2005).  Three options are optimal for multiple-choice items: A meta-analysis of 80 years of research.  Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 24, 3-13.

 

Writing Up Results:

Tufte, E. R. (1990). Envisioning information. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press.

Tufte, E. R. (1997). Visual explanations: Images and quantities, evidence and narrative. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press.

Tufte, E. R. (2001). The visual display of quantitative information (2nd ed.). Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press.

Upcraft, M. L.. & Schuh, J. H. (1996). Assessment in student affairs: A guide for practitioners. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Sorian, R., & Baugh, T. (2002). Power of information: Closing the gap between research and policy. Health Affairs, 21(2), 264-273.

 

Using Results:

Bresciani, M.J., Moore Gardner, M. & Hickmott, J. (2009). Demonstrating student success: A practical guide to outcomes-based assessment of learning and development in student affairs. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Desler, M. K. (2000). Translating theory and assessment results to practice. In M. J. Barr & M. K. Desler (Eds.), The handbook of student affairs administration (2nd ed., pp. 285-310). San Francisco, Jossey Bass.

Middaugh, M.F. (2010).  Planning and assessment in higher education.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Schuh, J.H. and Associates (2009). Assessment Methods for Student Affairs. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Schuh, J. H. & Upcraft, M. L. (2001). Assessment practice in student affairs: An applications manual. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A Common Sense Guide.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

 

Learning Outcomes:

Bresciani M.J. (2006). Outcomes based academic and co-curricular program review.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bresciani, M.J., Moore Gardner, M. & Hickmott, J. (2009). Demonstrating student success: A practical guide to outcomes-based assessment of learning and development in student affairs.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Maki, P. (2010). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Maki, P. L. (2004). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Strayhorn, T. L. (2006). Frameworks for assessing learning and development outcomes. Washington, DC: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (1998). Understanding by design.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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