Assessment Resources

Help with Assessment

The Office of Institutional Assessment mission is to support and assist assessment efforts across the university. Our staff welcomes the opportunity to talk with you and offer assistance. We also have resources to share which will help guide you through the process.

  Assessment Process (graphic)
  Common Language for Assessment
  Direct and Indirect Methods of Assessment
  Assessment Evaluation Rubric (pdf)
  Examples of Assessment Plans and Reports
  Using Rubrics
  Writing Student Learning Outcomes
  Writing Program Outcomes
  Writing Annual Assessment Reports
  Institutional Effectiveness Plan (pdf)
  Suggested Readings for Assessment (pdf)
  Previous Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference Materials
  Comprehensive: Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has assessment rubrics for most student learning outcomes. Click below to download the rubrics.

  AAC&U VALUE Rubrics

Sites related to Assessment

The following links relate specifically to assessment in higher education although some also relate to educational evaluation in general.

  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  Statement Of Mutual Responsibilities for Student Learning Outcomes by Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) - Accreditation Tool Kit
  The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  Presidents' Alliance for Excellence in Student Learning and Accountability
  Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  Association for Institutional Research  (AIR)
  Texas Association for Institutional Research  (TAIR)
  National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
  Accreditation 2012