Program Assessment Resources

The materials included here can be useful tools in creating assessment measures. They include sample forms and guidelines for planning an assessment for professional accrediting agencies and other academic institutions, as well as forms developed by GW faculty and the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment. 

Worksheets/Rubrics

Annual Program Assessment Worksheet (doc): Use this worksheet to map your annual program assessment prior to entering the information into TaskStream.

Academic Program Assessment Continuous Improvement Rubric (pdf)

Curriculum Mapping Worksheet (doc): Use this worksheet to chart curriculum. 

Resources

How to write program objectives (pdf)

Action verbs for significant learning UVA (pdf)

Evidence of Student Learning Worksheet (pdf): This worksheet provides examples of direct and indirect assessment measures.

Assessment Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics (pdf): A publication with examples and ideas for math assessment

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes and Documenting Success through a Capstone Course (pdf): An article from the American Political Science Association on how to assess capstone projects.

Literary Study, Measurement and the Sublime: A publication by the Teagle Foundation questioning how to assess moments of complex learning

Assessment of Performance in the Visual Arts: What, How and Why (pdf): Northern Illinois University article on how to assess creative processes and products.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) VALUE Rubrics

Examples (by Subject)

Anthropology

Art History/Fine Arts/ Theatre/ Dance

Biology

Chemistry 

Economics

English

History

Interior Design

Languages

Mathematics

Philosophy

Physics

Political Science & International Affairs

Psychology

Religion

Sociology

Women’s Studies