General Assessment Resources

Assessment Best Practices UM Dearborn

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

Authentic Education (Grant Wiggins’s commercial website)

Faculty Assessment Handbook from UMass-Amherst

Guides on EdSurge

How to Effectively Assess Online Learning by John Orlando, PhD

Project Zero from Harvard University (Multiple Intelligences home)

Three Promising Alternatives for Assessing College Students’ Knowledge and Skills

Understanding by Design (Backward Design) from the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt

Working with Student Teams



Learning Objectives, Rubrics, and Bloom’s Taxonomy

AACU’s VALUE Rubrics

Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs

Instructional Rubrics

Iowa State’s Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Website

#Meet the SinglePointRubric

Objective Builder from the University of Central Florida

Question Stems based on Bloom’s Taxonomy

Quick Rubric

Six Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric

Stout’s Rubric Page

Web Tools for Bloom


Writing Assessment

Alternatives to Grading Student Writing written by some hippies

The Best Resources on Getting Students to Buy into Revision from Larry Ferlazzo

CCCC Position Statement on Writing Assessment

How to Ungrade by Jesse Stommel

NCTE-WPA White Paper on Writing Assessment in College

Writing Assessment article from Wikipedia


Peer-Reviewed Articles on (Writing) Assessment

Assessment Theory for College Classrooms

Authentic Learning in College

Creating a Culture of Assessment in Writing Programs and Beyond

Digital Badges for Writing Assessment

Formative Assessment in College English

The Journal of Writing Assessment

Looking_back_as_we_look_forward (Yancey)

Ranking, Evaluating, Liking Sorting Out Three Forms of Judgment Elbow

Student Feedback Preference

Teaching More by Grading Less (or Differently)

Toward a New Discourse of Assessment

Using the DB for formative assessment

What We Really Value: Beyond Rubrics in Teaching and Assessing Writing (e-book)

When is Feedback Best

Why I Stopped Writing on My Students’ Papers (Opinion)




Digital Accessibility and You (Fonts, Word docs, and PDF files)

Electronic Frontier Foundation

How to Really Use Microsoft Office: Creating Forms in Word

Jagged Learning Toolbox

Top 10 UDL Tips for Assessment

Sketch Pad

Sketch Pad Users Guide


“The Ultimate List-65 Digital Tools and Apps to Support Formative Assessment Practice”

Web 2.0 Tools


Best Outline Software

Designer Statements as formative assessments

“Decoding the Disciplines”

How People Learn (National Academies of Science; update due this year)

How to Design a Survey

How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions with Revised Bloom

Mike Gearson Teacher Resources

Multiple Choice Questions Best Practices

Online Learning Insights Blog



Assessment as Part of Automated Writing Assessment and Privatization

Lumen Learning’s Waymaker

“The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes'”

“When Big Data Goes to School”