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Liaison Librarians

For  assistance in finding assessment resources, please contact your library liaison:

Jeremy Green, Public Services Librarian                  Emily Hampton Haynes, Assistant Library Director
410-386-8335;                             410-386-8342;
Art, Humanities, Science                                                English, Speech, Social Sciences

Liz Beere, Electronic Resources Librarian                Robert Krzanowski, Director of Library
410-386-8333;                           410-386-8337;
Business, Career, Computer Sciences, Math                Health, Nursing, EMS, PTA, Education

Fran Cincotta, Adjunct Librarian
Music, Theater, Juvenile

Guide to Assessment at Carroll

Assessment Journals

Applied Measurement in Education (18 month full-text delay) - "The prime objective is to improve communication between academicians and practitioners. Its articles describe original research studies, strategies for solving educational measurement problems, and integrative reviews of current approaches."

Assessment Update - "Covers the developments in higher education assessment. Gives information & advice on conducting assessments, including student learning & outcomes, faculty instruction, academic programs, student services, & overall institutional functioning."

Educational Assessment (18 month full-text delay) - "Publishes research and scholarship on the assessment of individuals, groups and programs in educational settings. Reports on studies of conventional testing practices, alternative approaches, scholarship on classroom practice, and national assessment."

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability (1 year full-text delay) - "The journal provides readers with an understanding of the rich contextual nature of evaluation, assessment and accountability in education. The journal is theory-oriented and methodology-based and seeks to connect research, policy making and practice."

International Journal of Testing - "Focuses on theory, research, and practice in testing and assessment in psychology, education, counseling, human resource management, and related disciplines."

Journal of Assessment in Higher Education - "The Journal of Assessment in Higher Education is an open-access, semi-annual publication that presents articles on current philosophy, research, teaching, learning and scholarship in higher education assessment."

Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation (01/01/2006 - 12/01/2018 only) - "Manuscripts published in PARE are scholarly syntheses of research and ideas about methodological issues and practices." 

Research & Practice in Assessment - "All manuscripts submitted to Research & Practice in Assessment should be related to various higher education assessment themes, and adopt either an assessment measurement or an assessment policy/foundations framework." 

CTL Print Series

New Directions for Community Colleges (CTL LB 2328 N48) - "As a quarterly journal with over a 40-year publication history, New Directions for Community Colleges offers practical recommendations on current trends in the field of community college education."

New Directions for Higher Education (CTL LB 2341 N48) - "Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision-makers on all types of campuses, New Directions for Higher Education provides timely information and authoritative advice about major problems and administrative issues confronting every institution."

New Directions for Teaching & Learning (CTL LB 1025.2 N48) - "The series has four goals: to inform readers about current and future directions in teaching and learning in postsecondary education, to illuminate the context that shapes these new directions, to illustrate these new directions through examples from real settings, and to propose ways in which these new directions can be incorporated into still other settings"

Print books

To find more print or ebooks about assessment, try searching the library catalog using the following keywords: assessment and higher education, assessment and college, assessment and community colleges


Faculty should consider browsing ProQuest Ebook Central and the library's other eBook collections for more information about assessment.

Web Resources

Assessment that Matters: Trending Toward Practices that Document Authentic Student Learning - "...the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) conducted its third nationwide survey of provosts...This report summarizes the major findings and presents implications for policy and practice."

Creating Practical and Meaningful Course-Level Assessment of Student Learning - RIT's guide to creating effective student assessments, authored by the Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment.

Degree Qualifications Profile - "The Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) is a learning-centered framework for what college graduates should know and be able to do to earn an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree."

The LEAP Challenge - "The LEAP Challenge is to make Signature Work a goal for all students—and the expected standard of quality learning in college."

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment - "The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), established in 2008, is a research and resource-development organization, dedicated to documenting, advocating, and facilitating the systematic use of learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning."

Equity in Assessment - NILOA's collection of DEI-related research, resources, and case studies.

Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) Higher Ed Examples And Resources - "The following resources from the Transparency in Learning and Teaching project (TILT Higher Ed) can help faculty, educational developers and administrators to apply the Transparency Framework (of purpose/task/criteria) in contexts including assignments, curricula, assessment and strategic initiatives..."