Articles on Assessing Student Learning
One of the seminal works on the shift to learner-centered pedagogy:
Barr, R.B. & Tagg, J. (1995). "From teaching to learning - A new paradigm for undergraduate education." Change, 27(6), 12 - 25.
The new Bloom's Taxonomy has both cognitive and knowledge dimensions:
Pickard, M.J.(2007). "The new Bloom's taxonomy: An overview for family and consumer sciences." Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education , 25(1) , 45-55.
Seven suggestions for establishing fair assessment practices:
Suskie, L. (2000). "Fair Assessment practices: Giving students equitable opportunities to demonstrate learning." AAHE Bulletin, May 2000
Research-based suggestions on course-level assessments that will improve student learning:
Rust, C. (2002). "The impact of assessment on learning: How can the research literature practically help to inform the development of departmental assessment strategies and learner-centred assessment practices?" Learning in Higher Education 3(2), 145 - 158.
Excerpts from their book that are helpful for assessing student learning:
Huba, M.E. & Freed, J.E. (2000) Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focuse from teaching to learning. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
This bibliography contains resources on a variety of topics, including research on learning, assessment techniques, campus assessment handbooks, and campus reports on assessing student learning:
Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions. (2003). Regional accrediation and student learning: A bibliography. Philadelphia: Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
This article provides information on the various uses and benefits of portfolios and eportfolios:
Bulter, P. (2006). A review of the literature on portfolios and eportfolios. eCDF ePortfolio Project, Massey University.
The following articles are a good starting point for a literature review of rubrics:
- Jonsson, A., & Svingby, G. (2007). The use of scoring rubrics: Reliability, validity and educational consequences. Educational Research Review, 2(2), 130-144.
- Sadler, R. D. (2005). Interpretations of criteria-based assessment and grading in higher education. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 30(2), 175-194.
- Torrance, H. (2007). Assessment as learning? how the use of explicit learning objectives, assessment criteria and feedback in post-secondary education and training can come to dominate learning. Assessment in Education, 14(3), 281-294.
- Andrade, H. & Du, Y. (2005). Student perspectives on rubric-referenced assessment. Practical Assessment, Research, & Evaluation 10(3).
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