(Some books are linked to publishers. Web articles and websites are linked for quick access.)

AAHE American Association for Higher Education. (1998). Nine Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning. American Association for Higher Education Assessment Forum.

AAHE American Association for Higher Education. (1998). Assessment Forum.


Academic Senate of California Community Colleges ( ASCCC), 1993. Model District Policy for Pre-requisites, Co-requisites Advisories on Recommended Preparation and Other Limitations on Enrollment. From the ASCCC website


ACCJC-WASC. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Allen, M.J. (2004). Assessing academic programs. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing

American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). (2002). Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College

American Association of University Professors (AAUP). (1970). 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure with 1970 Interpretive Comments.

Angelo, T. A., & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass


Angelo, T. A. (1995a). Improving classroom assessment to improve learning: Guidelines from research and practice. Assessment Update, 7(6), 1-13.


Angelo, T.A. (1995b). Reassessing (and Defining) Assessment. Assessment Bulletin, 48(3), 7.


Angelo, T.A. (May, 1999). Doing Assessment As If Learning Matters Most.

Astin, A.W. (1993). Assessment for excellence: The philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation in higher education. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press

Banta, T.W. (Ed). (1988). Implementing outcomes assessment: Promise and perils. New directions for institutional research, no.59. Vol. XV, No.3. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Banta, T.W., Lund, J.P., Black, K.E., & Oblander, F.W. (1996). Assessment in practice: Putting principles to work on college campuses. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Barr, R. B., & Tagg, J. (1995). From teaching to learning: A new paradigm for undergraduate education. Change, 27(6), 12-25

Benander, R., Denton, J., Page, D., & Skinner, C. (2000). Primary trait analysis: Anchoring assessment in the classroom. The journal of general education vol 9(4). University Park, PA; The Pennsylvania State University.

Bers, T. (n.d.) Assessment at the Program Level. California Assessment Website at Level Assessment by Bers.doc

Black, P. J., & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the black box; Raising standards through classroom assessment. Phi Delta Kappan, 80 (2), 139-144.

Bond, L.A. (1996) Norm- and Criterion-Referenced Testing. At PARE online

Boud, D. (1995a). Assessment for learning: contradictory or complementary? Retrieved January 4, 2004, from University of Technology Sydney Web site:

Boud, D. (1995b). Developing a typology for learner self-assessment practices. Retrieved January 18, 2004, from the University of Technology Sydney Web site:

Boyer, C.M.. & Ewell, P. T. (1988). State-based approaches to assessment in undergraduate education: A glossary and selected references. Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States.

Brookhart, S. M. (1999). The art and science of classroom assessment: The missing part of pedagogy. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report (Vol. 27, No.1). Washington, DC

California Assessment Institute

California Master Plan For Education

Center for Student Success at

Chappuis, S., & Stiggins, R.J. (2002). Classroom assessment for learning. Educational Leadership, 60(1), 40-43

Clark, D. (2004). Bloom痴 Taxonomy (1956).

Collins, L. (2002). The proposed accreditation standards: a proposed summary critique. Senate rostrum: Academic senate for California community colleges newsletter. Sacramento, CA: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

College Student Experiences Questionnaire


Comins, N.F. (2000). An in-your-face approach about student misconceptions in astronomy. Available at  


Community College Survey of Student Engagement

Creel, D.W. (n.d.). Northern Virgina Community College General Education Assessment Gen Ed/VAG Gen Ed.PPT

Dressel, P. (1989). Grades: One more tilt at the windmill. In J. Eison (Ed.), The meaning of college grades (Essay on Teaching Excellence: Towards the Best in the Academy, Vol. 1, No. 6). Retrieved June 12, 2003, from The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education Web site:

Eder, D. J. (2003). Primary trait analysis. Retrieved June 4, 2003, from   Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville SIUE, Undergraduate Assessment and Program Review Web site:

Educational Testing Services at

Erwin, T.D. (2000). The NPEC sourcebook on assessment, volume 1: Definitions and Assessment methods for critical thinking, problem-solving, and writing. Download document from

Ewell, P.T. (1999). A delicate balance: The role of evaluation in management. Boulder, CO: National Center for Higher Education Management.

Fair Testing website. The Limits of Standardized Testing. of Tests.html


Fair Testing Website. University Testing: Fact Sheets

Fitzgerald, R.J. (1999). Total Quality Management in Education. Retrieved from

Fleming, N. D., & Bonwell, C. C. (1998). VARK a guide to learning styles. Retrieved January 12, 2004, from the VARK website at

Flynn, W.J. (2004). Why not assess and document all learning? Learning Abstracts 7(3). Retrieved April 5, 2004 from the league of Innovation website at

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Science Education Department, Science Media Group. 1987. A Private Universe (Videotape Documentary). Accessible at the Annenberg website at

Huba, M. E., & Freed, J. E. (2000). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Johnstone, D.B.(1993) The costs of higher education: Worldwide issues and trends for the 1990's. Retrieved May 1, 2004 at

Johnson, J.H. (1997). Data-driven School Improvement. Retrived from (ERIC Document number ED401595)

Kansas State University Assessment and Program Review (2002). How to write student learning outcomes.

Kansas State University

Lane College Outcomes Assessment

Leskes, A. (2002). Beyond Confusion: An Assessment Glossary. At the AACU website

Levisque, Bradby, Rossi, MPR Associates (1996). Using Data from Program
Improvement: How Do We Encourage Schools To Do It?

Lowe, J. P. (1994). Assessment that promotes learning. Retrieved June 4, 2003, from Pennsylvania State University, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Web site:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education [MSACHE]. (2003). Student learning assessment; Options and resources. Philadelphia, PA: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Maki, P. (2002a, January). Developing an assessment plan to learn about student learning. Retrieved May 19, 2003, from the American Association for Higher Education, Assessment Web site:

Maki, P. (2002b, May). Moving from paperwork to pedagogy: Channeling intellectual curiosity into a commitment for assessment. Retrieved April 23, 2003, from the American Association for Higher Education, Bulletin Archives Web site:

Maki, P. (2002c, January). Using multiple assessment methods to explore student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom. Retrieved May 2, 2003, from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, NetResults Web site:

Maricopa Assessment Plan

Math League (2001). Elementary, help with data and statistics


Mestre, J. (2000). Hispanic and Anglo Student Misconceptions in Math. Available at (Eric document ED313192)


Miller, M. A. (1997). Looking for results: The second decade. In American Association for Higher Education (Ed.), Assessing impact: Evidence and action (pp. 23-30). Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education.


Moskal, B.M. & Blake, B.B. (2000). Developing a departmental Assessment plan: Issues and concerns. In The department chair 11(1). Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing. Also available online at


National Center for Education Statistics


National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)


National Commission on Excellence in Education. (1983). A nation at risk: The imperative for educational reform. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office

National Research Council [NRC]. (1996). National science education standards. Washington, DC: National Academy Press

National Research Council [NRC]. (2000). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

National Research Council [NRC]. (2001a). Classroom assessment and the national science education standards. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

National Research Council [NRC]. (2001b). Knowing what students know: The science and design of educational assessment. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Nichols, John (2003). Report from the Project on Accreditation and Assessment.

Nichols, J. O. (1995a). Assessment case studies: Common issues in implementation with various campus approaches to resolution. Flemington, NJ; Agathon Press.

Nichols, J.O. (1995b). A practitioner痴 handbook for institutional effectiveness and student outcomes assessment implementation. Flemington, NJ; Agathon Press

Nichols, J.O. (2003). Report from the Project on Accreditation and Assessment. Retrieved May 25, 2004 at

Nichols, J.O. & Nichols, K.W. (1995) The Departmental Guide and Record Book for Student Learning Outcomes  Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness. Flemington, NJ; Agathon Press


O達anion, T. (1997a). A learning college for the 21st century. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press and the American Council on Education.

O達anion, T. (1997b). Creating more learning-centered community colleges [Monograph]. Mission Viejo, CA: League of Innovation.

O達anion, T. (1999, March). The learning college: Both learner and learning centered. Learning Abstracts, 2, 2. Retrieved June 7, 2003, from

Oregon State Student Affairs Assessment Audit Audit form.pdf

Pacheco, D. A. (1999). Culture of evidence. Retrieved June 1, 2003, from the California Assessment Institute, Resources Web site:

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

Poch, R.K. (1994). Academic Freedom in American Higher Education: Rights, Responsibilities and Limitations. ERIC Digest. ED366262

Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

Rodrigues, R. J. (2002). Want campus buy-in for your assessment efforts? Retrieved February  12, 2003, from the American Association for Higher Education, Bulletin Archives Web site:

Rudman, H.C. (1999) Integrating Testing with Teaching at

Rudner, L.M. (1994) Questions to Ask When Evaluating Tests. Eric Document number ED385607 at and PAREonline

Scantron at

Schilling, K. M., & Schilling, K. L. (1998). Proclaiming and sustaining excellence: Assessment as a faculty role. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, 26(3), 1-105. Retrieved January 3, 2003 from Wilson Web database.

Schuyler, G. (1997). A paradigm shift from instruction to learning. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED414961). Retrieved June 4, 2003 from

Seymour, D. (1993). Quality on campus. Change, 25(3), 8-18.

Simpson, H. & Adams, J. (February 2002). 的gnore us at your peril!: The San Francisco accreditation hearings. Senate Rostrum Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Newsletter. Scaramento, Ac: ASCCC

Sinclair Community College (2004). Assessment of student learning: Learning outcomes.

Soloman, B. A., &  Felder, R. M. (1999). Index of learning styles. Retrieved November 15, 2003, from the Northern Carolina University, Felder Resources in Science and Engineering Education Web site:

Stanford University Bridge Project (2003),  Student Misconceptions about Preparing for an Attending College. Available at

Steen, L.A. (1999). Assessing Assessment Retrieved November 15, 2003 at

Stiggins, R.J. (2002). Assessment crises: The absence of assessment for learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 83(10), 758-765.

Tanner, D.E. (2001. Assessing Academic Achievement. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

The Student Learning Imperative: Implications for Student Affairs

Tickle, H.A. (1995). Assessment in general education. In J. O. Nichols (Ed.), A practitioner痴 handbook for institutional effectiveness and student outcomes assessment implementation (3rd ed., pp. 172-185). Flemington, NJ; Agathon Press.

Trombley, W. (2003). The rising price of higher education. Retrieved May 1, 2004 at

Udovic,D. (n.d.). Confronting Student Misconceptions in a Large Class.  Available at

University of Washington. Student Learning Outcomes website at

University of Washington, Office of Educational Assessment at

Volkwein, J. F. (2003, May). Implementing outcomes assessment on your campus. eJournal of the Research and Practice Group of California Community Colleges.

Walvoord, B. E., & Anderson, V. (1995, November-December ). An assessment riddle: Guidelines from research and practice. In T. W. Banta (Ed.), Assessment Update, 7, 8-11.

Walvoord, B. E. &  Anderson, V.J. Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 1998.

Watson, R. J., & Klassen, P. T. (2003, February). Outcomes assessment: A faculty project. Advocate, 20(3), 1-5. Washington, DC: National Education Association Higher Education.

Western Australia University. A guide to writing student learning outcomes. Centre for
Advancement of Teaching and Learning website at

Wiggins, G. (1990). The Case for Authentic Testing. at

Wiggins, G. P. (1993a). Assessing student performance: Exploring the limits of testing. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


Wiggins, G.P. (1993b). Assessment: authenticity, context, and validity. Phi Delta Kappan, 75, 200-208.

Wright, B. D. (1999). Evaluating learning in individual courses.  Retrieved June 10, 2003 from the California Assessment Institute Website.

Zull, J. E. (2003). The art of changing the brain: Enriching the practice of teaching by exploring the biology of learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

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Assessing Student Learning in Community Colleges (2004), Bakersfield College