Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Assessment Resources

AAC&U LEAP Outcomes

Developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) Essential Learning Outcomes provide a set of rubrics to assess students' cumulative progress throughout college.

Assessment Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Standards

This brochure outlines assessment content standards from ACPA's Commission for Assessment for Student Development.

CAS Standards

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) provides both General Standards and Learning and Developmental Outcomes to guide practitioners in improving programs and services with the goal of enhancing the quality of student learning and development.

NASPA Assessment Framework

The Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Assessment Education Framework provides structure for learning about assessment and helps practitioners select appropriate training options to support their assessment work.


The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) provides resources and tools to assist with the discovery and adoption of promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes.

Rubric Templates

The Student Leader Learning Outcomes (SLLO) at Texas A&M University provide a plethora of rubrics that can be useful to measure students in skills such as Citizenship, Communication, Critical Thinking, Delegation, Diversity, Effective Feedback, Effective Meetings, Ethical Leadership, Fiscal Responsibility, Membership Selection, Goal Setting, Project Management, Risk Management, Service, and Teamwork.

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) aims "to provide the opportunity for educators to coordinate assessment for divisions of student affairs to discuss issues to improve their work" ( Look for the Assessment Resources tab on this website, which provides a resource repository with links to valuable assessment resources from colleges and universities all over the country.


The Successful Assessment Methods and Measurement In Evaluation (SAMMIE) by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State provides lessons and resources for evaluation.


Assessment Skill-Building: Project Planning and Implementation

Kennedy-Phillips, L.C., Meents-DeCaigny, E., Slager, E.M. (2012). NASPA IV-E Regional Pre-Conference Workshop.

Describing a Coaching Model in Assessment: Philosophy and Process

Slager, E.M. & Oaks, D.J. (2012). NASPA Assessment and Persistance Conference.

Designing Surveys: Survey Basics

Oaks, D.J., Slager, E.M., Schaefer, A., Tannous, J. (2012). The Ohio State University.

Infusing Creativity into the Assessment Process

Slager, E.M. & Oaks, D.J. (2012). Ohio State Recreation Sports Staff Retreat.

If Assessment Scares You, Raise Your Hand!

Heilman, S.C. & Hallam, C. (2009). Association of College and University Housing Officers--Living Learning Programs Conference.

Once Upon a Time: Using Data to Tell Your Organization's Story

Uhrig, K. & Kennedy-Phillips, L.C. (2010). NASPA Annual Conference.