Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education

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The first edition of Assessment Clear and Simple quickly becamethe essential go-to guide for anyone who participates in theassessment process in higher education. With the increased pressureto perform assessment to demonstrate accountability, AssessmentClear and Simple is needed more than ever. This second edition ofthe classic resource offers a concise, step-by-step guide thathelps make assessment simple, cost-efficient, and useful to aninstitution. It contains effective strategies for meeting therequirements of accreditation agencies, legislatures, reviewboards, and others, while emphasizing and showing how to move fromdata to actions that improve student learning. This thoroughlyrevised and updated edition includes many new or expanded features,including:

  • Illustrative examples drawn from the author's experienceconsulting with more than 350 institutions

  • A basic, no-frills assessment plan for departments and forgeneral education

  • Tips on how to integrate portfolios and e-portfolios into theassessment process

  • Suggestions for using rubrics and alternatives to rubrics,including doing assessment for multidisciplinary work

  • Clear instructions on how to construct a coherentinstitution-wide assessment system and explain it toaccreditors

  • Ideas for assigning responsibility for general educationassessment

  • Strategies for gathering information about departmentalassessment while keeping the departmental workload manageable

  • Information on how to manage assessment in times of budgetarycutbacks

Praise for the Second Edition of Assessment Clear and Simple

"Walvoord's approach to assessment is wonderfullystraightforward; it is also effective in facilitating facultyengagement in assessment. We've applied a number of her methods toour campus assessment efforts with success. This book makesassessment both manageable and useful in improving and enhancingstudent learning."—Martha L. A. Stassen, director ofassessment, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and president,New England Educational Assessment Network (NEEAN)

"Walvoord's work clearly presents the basics for getting startedin assessment of student learning while honestly addressing thecomplexities of assessment when driven by faculty passion forstudent learning. This book is a valuable resource for the noviceas well as the developing experts who are leading theirinstitutions in academic assessment."—Bobbi Allen, facultyassessment director, Delta College

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Barbara E. Walvoord is professor emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She was coordinator of Notre Dame's regional accreditation self-study, the founding director of four faculty development programs– all of which have won national acclaim—and a consultant on assessment. She is the coauthor of Effective Grading, from Jossey-Bass.

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"Assessment Clear and Simple fulfills its title without trivializing the work assessment entails." (Authors Journal Compilation, Winter 2007)

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