Assessment Resources

References and resources to support assessment activities
(Note that many of the links will open a .pdf document or point to an off-site link)

1. Resources from Carleton College

Core Documents

Other Carleton Resources


2. General External Resources:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (Carleton's accrediting body)

Middle States Commission on Higher Education assessment publications (list of downloadable publications)

Highly recommended:

Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment, (an extensive collection of references and examples maintained by North Carolina University Office of Planning and Analysis)

American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Assessment Resources

National Institute for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

  • The NILOA Toolkit section contains a good introduction to national surveys, tests, and portfolio approaches to assessment

Wabash Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts


3. Foundations with Interests in Assessment and Student Learning Outcomes: