Assessment of Learning Resources



What the site offers

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)


VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) - AAC&U has worked with faculty and assessment expert teams across the country to develop a set of 15 rubrics. 

The site offers a number of online assessment resources in the following categories:

    • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
    • Intellectual and Practical Skills
    • Personal and Social Responsibility
    • Integrative and Applied Knowledge
    • National Assessment Efforts
    • Topics in Assessment

Download VALUE rubrics at this site.


California State University - MERLOT


MERLOT is a program of the California State University, in partnership with higher education institutions, professional societies, and industry.

This site provides plenty information on:

    • Assessment of Course/Program
    • Classroom Assessment Techniques
    • Rubrics and Grading
    • Student Portfolios
    • Tests, Assignments and Projects

Carnegie Mellon University


Provides techniques and tools for assessing student learning:

    • Assessing Prior Knowledge
    • Classroom Assessment Techniques
    • Concept Maps
    • Student Response Systems
    • Performance Rubrics

EDUCAUSE - learning initiative



A reading on assessment of collaborative project outcomes.

Indiana University Bloomington - Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning


Provides Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) that help to answer the following questions:

    • What do students come to my course knowing (or thinking they know)?
    • What are they thinking at any moment in class?
    • What did they get out of today’s class compared to what I wanted them to get?
    • What are they thinking when they study (or how did they go about answering a problem)?

Manitoba Government


Uses 5 questions as basis for planning assessment of learning:

    • Why am I assessing?
    • What am I assessing?
    • What assessment method should I use?
    • How can I assure quality in this assessment process?
    • How can I use the information from this assessment?

This document also provides an example of assessment of learning.