Example Assessment Approaches

Example Assessment Approaches



  • Malinak, S.M., Bayline, J.L., Brletic, P.A., Harris, M.F., Iuliucci, R.J., Leonard, M.S., Matsuno, N., Pallack, L.A., Stringfield, T.W., & Sunderland, D.P. (2014). The impacts of an “organic first” chemistry curriculum at a liberal arts college. Journal of Chemical Education91, 994-1000. [See summary.]


  • Yadav, A. et al. (2010). “Lessons Learned: Implementing the Case Teaching Method in a Mechanical Engineering Course.” Journal of Engineering Education. 55-69. [See summary.]

Foreign Languages & Literature

  • Schulz, A. S. (2007). The Challenge of Assessing Cultural Understanding in the Context of Foreign Language Instruction. Foreign Language Annals4(1), 9-26. [See summary.]

Social Welfare

  • Buchan, V., Rodenhiser, R., Hull, G., Smith, M., Rogers, J., Pike, C., & Ray, J. (2004). Evaluating an assessment tool for undergraduate social work education: Analysis of the Baccalaureate Educational Assessment Package. Journal of Social Work Education40(2), 239-253. [See summary.


  • Thaler, N., Kazemi, E., & Huscher, C. (2009). Developing a rubric to assess student learning outcomes using a class assignment. Teaching of Psychology36(2), 113-116. [See summary.]

Higher Education Assessment Reading list

Service Learning

  • Bringle, R. G., & Hatcher, J. A. (1996). Implementing service learning in higher education. The Journal of Higher Education, 221-239. [See summary.]
  • Molee, L. M., Henry, M. E., Sessa, V. I., & McKinney-Prupis, E. R. (2010). Assessing learning in service-learning courses through critical reflection.Journal of Experiential Education33(3), 239-257. [See summary.]

Oral Communication

  • Cavanagh, M. et al. (2014) “The Effect Over Time of a Video-Based Reflection System on Preservice Teachers’ Oral Presentations.” Australian Journal of Teacher Education 39(6). [See summary.]

Research skills and research mentoring in STEM

  • Feldman, A., Divoll, K. A., Rogan-Klyve, A. (2013). Becoming researchers: The participation of undergraduate and graduate students in scientific research groups. Sci. Educ. 97, 218–243. doi: 10.1002/sce.21051 [See summary.]
  • Prunuske, A. J., Wilson, J., Walls, M., & Clarke, B. (2013). Experiences of mentors training underrepresented undergraduates in the research laboratory. CBE-Life Sciences Education12(3), 403-409. [See summary.]