Assessment Resources

General Assessment Education Resources

Park University is committed to providing "access to academic excellence."  Assessment--at the university, degree program, and classroom levels--helps us know more about and improve student learning.  This website serves as a central repository for information about assessment at Park University and resources supporting best practices in assessment.

Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning.  It involves:

  • Making our expectations explicit

  • Setting appropriate criteria and high standards for learning

  • Systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches those expectations and standards

  • Using the resulting information to document, explain, and improve performance.

--Cecilia L. López.

Assessment Resources

Many of the links here were reprinted from North Carolina State University's exhaustive and well maintained clearinghouse: Internet Resources for Assessment in Higher Education Outcomes Assessment


  • Glossaries of Assessment Terminology

  • Assessment Rubrics

  • Classroom Assessment Techniques

  • Developing Campus or Department Assessment Plans

Glossaries: Assessment Terms

Assessment Rubrics

  • Sites designed for K-12 education, but useful as models and adaptable for higher education performance assessments.

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS)

Developing Campus or Departmental Assessment Plans

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