Assessment Bibliography


Concept Mapping

Focus Groups 


Information Literacy Specific


Self Evaluation



   Bibliography Evaluation

Gratch, Bonnie (1985). Toward a Methodology for Evaluating Research Paper Bibliographies. Research Strategies 3 (March): pp. 170-177.

Young, Virginia E.; Ackerson, Linda G. (1995). Evaluation of Student Research Paper Bibliographies: Refining Evaluation Criteria. Research Strategies 13 (Spring) : pp. 80-93.

   Concept Mapping back to top

Markham, Kimberly M.; Mintzes, Joel J.; Jones, M. Gail (1994). The Concept Map as a Research and Evaluation Tool: Further Evidence of Validity. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 31: pp. 91-101.

Novak, Joseph Donald (2010). Learning, Creating, and Using Knowledge: Concept Maps as Facilitative Tools in Schools and Corporations. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Routledge, 2010. 

Schick, Carla J. (1991). The Use of Concept Mapping to Evaluate the Effects of Both Bibliographic Instruction and Discipline-Based Art Education on the Librar y Skills of Elementary Art Teachers . (ERIC document)  [ED 352981].

Sherrat, Christine S.; Schlaback, Martin L. (1990). The Applications of Concept Mapping in Reference and Information Services. RQ 30 (Fall): pp. 60-69.

   Focus Groups 

Bers, Trudy H. (1989). The Popularity and Problems of Focus Group Research. College and University 44 (Spring): pp. 260-268.

Franklin, Kathy K.; Knight, W. Hal (1995). Using Focus Groups to Explore Student Opinion, Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association Conference, Biloxi, MS, November 1995. Washington, DC: (ERIC document)  [ED 388200].

Hendershott, Anne; Wright, Sheila (1993). Student Focus Groups and Curricular Review. Teaching Sociology 21 (April): pp. 154-159.

Lederman, Linda C. (1990). Assessing Educational Effectiveness: The Focus Interview as a Technique for Data Collection. Communication Education 39: pp. 117-127.

Valentine, Barbara. "Undergraduate Research Behavior: Using Focus Groups to Generate Theory." Journal of Academic Librarianship 19 (5) (Nov 1993): 300-304.

   General Higher Education Assessment Literature back to top

American Association for Higher Education Assessment Forum (1992). Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning . Washington, D.C.: AAHE.

Anderson, James (2000). Tailoring Assessment to Student Learning Styles. In AAHE book Assessment to Promote Deep Learning . Edited by Linda Suskie. Presented at the 2000 AAHE Assessment Conference (exerpted from James Anderson’s session “Developing a Learning Style/Teaching Style Assessment Model for Diverse Populations.”)

Angelo, Thomas A.; Cross, Patricia (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers . 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Astin, Alexander W. (2002). Assessment for Excellence: The Philosophy and Practice of Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Westport: American Council on Education: Oryx Press.

Banta, Trudy; Lund, Jon P.; Black, Karen E.; Oblander, Francis. (1996). Assessment in Practice: Putting Principles to Work on College Campuses . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Battersby, Mark (1999). So, What’s a Learning Outcome Anyway?  

Biggs, John (1996). Assessing Learning Quality: Reconciling Institutional, Staff, and Educational Demands. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 21, March : pp. 5-15.

Claggett, Craig A.; McConochie (1991). Accountability in Continuing Education: Measuring Noncredit Student Outcomes. Association for Institutional Research Professional File, (42), Fall: ERIC Document: [ED 347383].

Donald, Janet G.; Denison (1996). Evaluating Undergraduate Education: the Use of Broad Indicators. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 21, (1): pp. 23-39.

Ewell, Peter; Reis, Paula (2000). Assessing Student Learning Outcomes: A Supplement to Measuring up 2000. National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

Green, Ruth (1993). Quality Standards for Academic Program Evaluation Plans. Assessment Update 5 (November-December): pp. 4-5.

Hager, Paul; Butler, Jim (1996). Two Models of Educational Assessment. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 21 (December): pp. 367-377.

Hawkes, Ellen G. ; Pisaneschi, Patricia (1992). Academic Excellence for Adults: Improving the Teaching Learning Process Through Outcomes Assessment : Paper Presented at the National University Conference on Lifelong Learning: Meeting the Higher Education Needs of Adult Learners, San Diego, Feb. 12, 1992. Washington, DC.: (ERIC document)  [ED 345098.]

Hull. Douglas L. (1993). Involving Students as Active Participants in Assessment. Assessment Update 5 (Sept.-Oct): pp. 1-2,6.

Kalina, Michelle L.; Catlin, Anita (1994). The Effects of the Cross-Angelo Model of Classroom Assessment on Student Outcomes: A Study. Assessment Update 6 (May-June): pp. 5,8.

Loacher, Georgina; Mentkowski, Marcia (1993). Creating a Culture Where Assessment Improves Learning. Trudy Banta (ed.). In Making a Difference: Outcomes of a Decade of Assessment in Higher Education San Francisco: Jossey-Bass: pp. 5-24.

Mittler, Mary L.; Bers, Trudy H. (1994). Qualitative Assessment: An Institutional Reality Check. New Directions for Community Colleges 88 (Winter): pp. 61-67.

Obler, Susan ; Start, Julie; Umbdenstock, Linda (1993). Classroom Assessment. in Trudy Banta (ed). Making a Difference: Outcomes of a Decade of Assessment in Higher Education . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass: pp. 211-226. .

Palomba, Catherine; Banta, Trudy (1999). Assessment Essentials: Planning, Implementing, and Improving Assessment in Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Prus, Joseph V.; Reid, Johnson (1994). A Critical Review of Student Assessment Options. New Directions for Community Colleges 88: pp. 69-83.

Reeves, Thomas C.; Lent, Richard M. (1984). Levels of Evaluation for Computer-Based Instruction. Decker F. Walker and Robert D. Hess (ed). In Instructional Software: Principles and Perspectives for Design and Use :  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company: pp. 188-203.

Ridley, Dennis R.; Williams, C. Harvey; Miller, Buck G.; Teschner, George A. (1995). Assessment Plan for CNU Online. Newport News, VA: Christopher Newport University. (ERIC document). [ED 392829].

Seybert, Jeffrey A. (1994). Community College Strategies: Assessing Student Learning. Assessment Update 6, July August: pp. 8-9. 

Wills, Sandra; McNaught, Carmel (1996). Evaluation of Computer-Based Learning in Higher Education. Journal of Computing in Higher Education 7 (Spring): pp. 106-128.

   Information Literacy Specific back to top

Badger, J. and Roberts, S. (2001) Finite Questions and Infinite Answers: Online Assessment of Information Literacy Skills in Proceedings of Information Online 2001, held in Sydney, Australia, 16-18 January 2001.

Catts, Ralph. Some issues in assessing information literacy In: Christine Bruce; Philip Candy (eds). (2000) Information literacy around the world: Advances in programs and research , Wagga Wagga: New South Wales, Australia: Center for Information Studies. Charles Stuart University. pp 271-283.

Gilchrist, Debra (1996). To enable Information Competency: The Abilities Model in Library Instruction. In The Programs that Work, edited by Linda Shirato, pp. 19-33. Ann Arbor, MI: Published for Learning Resources and Technologies, Eastern Michigan University by Pierian Press, 1997. Presentation at the 24th Annual National LOEX Library Instruction Conference, Programs that Work, May 1996.

Iannuzzi, Patricia. (1999). We are Teaching, but are They Learning: Accountability, Productivity, and Assessment. Journal of Academic Librarianship 25 (July): pp. 304-305.

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Assessment Planning Committee. "An assessment plan for information literacy.” 

Maughan, Patricia Davitt (2001). Assessing Information Literacy among Undergraduates: A Discussion of the Literature and the University of California-Berkeley Assessment Experience. College and Research Libraries (January): pp. 71-85.

Ochs, Mary; Coons, Bill; Van Ostrand, Darla; Barnes, Susan (1991). Assessing the Value of an Information Literacy Program . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Albert R. Mann Library. (ERIC document) [ED 340385].

Pausch, Lois; Popp, Mary P. (2000). Assessment of Information Literacy: Lessons from the Higher Education Assessment Movement.

Williams, Janet (2000). Creativity in assessment of library instruction. Reference Services Review 28 (4): pp. 323-334.

   Libraryback to top

Barclay, Donald (1993). Evaluating Library Instruction: Doing the Best You can with What You Have. Reference Quarterly , 33, Winter: pp. 195-202.

Blixrud, Julia C. (2000). Establishing a Role for Research Libraries in Learning Outcomes Assessment Programs. ARL 213, December: Washington, DC.

Bober, Christopher; Poulin, Sonia; Vileno, Luigina (1995). Evaluating Library Instruction in Academic Libraries: A Critical Review of the Literature, 1980-1993. Reference Librarian (51/52): pp. 53-71.

Gratch-Lindauer, Bonnie (1998). Defining and Measuring the Academic Library’s Impact and Effects on Educational Outcomes. College & Research Libraries, 59(6).  pp. 546-70.

Gratch-Lindauer, Bonnie. Assessment Methods by Learning Domains with Example. [CARL Conference Community College Program on Information Competency, October 10-12 1999].

Greer, Arlene; Weston, Lee; Alm Mary L. (1991). Assessment of Learning Outcomes: A Measure of Progress in Library Literacy. College and Research Libraries 52 (July): pp. 549-557.

Lancaster, F.W. (1993). If You Want to Evaluate Your Library. Champaign: University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. See pp. 240-246.

Pacey, Philip (1995). Teaching User Education, Learning Information Skills: or, Towards the Self-Explanatory Library. The Review of Academic Librarianship 1: pp. 95-103.

Penhale, S.J., Taylor, N. & Kirk, T.G., Jr. (1997).   A Method of Measuring the Reach of a Bibliographic Instruction Program. Paper presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Smith, Kenneth R. (2000). New Roles and Responsibilities for the University Library: Advancing Student Learning Through Outcomes Assessment. Association of Research Libraries.

Shonrock, Diane D. (1996). Evaluating library instruction: sample questions, forms, and strategies for practical use / Research Committee, Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association. American Library Association: Chicago.

Stewart, Sharon L. (1998). Assessment for Library Instruction: The Cross-Anglo Model. Research Strategies 16 (3): pp. 165-174.

   Portfoliosback to top

Black, Lendley C. (1993). Portfolio Assessment. In Making a Difference: Outcomes of a Decade of Assessment in Higher Education. Trudy Banta (ed.). San Francisco: Jossey- Bass: pp. 139-150.

Boyle, Janet. (1994). Portfolios: Purposes and Possibilities. Assessment Update 6 (Sep.-Oct.): pp. 10-11.

Courts, Patrick L.; McInerney, Kathleen (1993). Assessment in Higher Education: Politics, Pedagogy and Portfolios. Westport, CT: Praeger. See Chapters 3 & 4.

Danielson, Charlotte (1997) An Introduction to Using Portfolios in the Classroom. (ERIC document) [ED415236].

Gillespie, Cindy S.; Ford, Karen L.; Gillespie, Ralph D.; Leavell, Alexandra G. (1996). Portfolio Assessment: Some Questions, Some Answers, Some Recommendations. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 39 (March): pp. 480-491.

Gredler, Margaret E. (1995). Implications of Portfolio Assessment for Program Evaluation. Studies in Educational Evaluation 21 (4): pp. 431-437.

   Self Evaluation

Harrington, Thomas F.(1995) Assessment of Abilities. (ERIC Digest). [ED389960].

Waluconis, Carl J. (1993). Student Self-Evaluation. Trudy Banta (ed). In Making a Difference: Outcomes of a Decade of Assessment in Higher Education. pp 244-255. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

   Testsback to top

Brown, William R. (1998) Test mapping: Planning the classroom test. Clearing House 71(3): p.153

Childs, Ruth Axman (1989). Constructing Classroom Achievement Tests.  (ERIC document). [ED315426].

Plumb, Carolyn; Spyridakis, Jan H. (1992). Survey research in technical communication: Designing and administering questionnaires. Technical Communication (4th quarter): pp 625-638.

Wiggins, Grant (1992). Creating Tests Worth Taking. Educational Leadership 49 (May): pp. 26-33.

Wilson, Timothy L.; Coyle, Linda (1991) Improving multiple-choice questioning: Preparing students for standardized tests. Clearing House 64(6): p. 422.

   Otherback to top

Brualdi, Amy (1998) Implementing Performance Assessment in the Classroom. (ERIC Digest).  [ED423312].

Chapple, Mary; Murphy, Roger (1996). The Nominal Group Technique: Extending the Evaluation of Students Teaching and Learning Experience. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 21 (2): pp. 147-158.

Knupfer, Nancy N.; Clark, Barbara (1996). Hypermedia as a Separate Medium: Challenges for Designers and Evaluators. (ERIC document). [ED397805].