Assessment Reading List

Use these documents to develop your program’s assessment process. Each one contains proven guidance and tools for designing an effective assessment plan.

Assessment Planning Tools

Establish Assessment Timelines and Responsibilities
An example of how a program can develop a systematic process for assessment.

Sample Protocol for Pilot-Testing Survey Items
Piloting surveys is one of several steps that can be taken to ensure effectiveness.

Assessment Planning Matrix
An example of how assessment process can be documented and communicated to various constituents.

Self-Assessment Tool
Use this to evaluate your program’s assessment process development.

Nationally Normed Assessment Instruments
Many programs have successfully employed nationally normed examinations such as the Fundamentals of Engineering exam developed and administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying as an integral element of their program assessment process.

Assessment Planning Articles

Assessment: Could You Please Repeat the Question?

Assessment: The Ultimate Open-Ended Question

Death by Assessment: How Much Data Are Too Much?

Direct and Indirect Assessment: What Are They Good For?

Do Grades Make the Grade for Program Assessment?

Lessons Learned: Things I Wish I Had Known

Making a List and Checking It Twice

Surveys and Questionnaires: Do They Measure Up?

Using Course or Test Grades for Program Assessment

Participate in ABET’s Assessment Events

Program Assessment Workshops

The ABET Symposium

The Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL)