publishers providing assessment materials:
The AACSB's website contains current information on accreditation standards and
procedures. Assessment is a major part of the accreditation process. Of special
interest to schools beginning the accreditation process is the AACSB's
Candidacy Partnership program.
Accounting Programs Leadership Group (APLG) (http://aaahq.org/aplg/index.htm)
The APLG (formerly known as the AAPG) has a link to "Material Related to AACSB Accreditation" that presents both accreditation information and examples of accreditation materials, including assessment practices. Of special note is the Tool Kit offered on this site that contains examples of mission statements and other accreditation and assessment guidance. Furthermore, there is a brief listing of assessment literature on the APLG's website.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) (http://www.aicpa.org)
This website offers information on the AICPA Core Competency Framework for
Entry into the Accounting Profession, including teaching strategies and
suggestions for evaluation tools to determine students' achievements of the
core competencies. Scroll down the opening page until you find the Educators
link under the Site Directory and then click on that link to obtain a listing
of all the materials offered for accounting educators.
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearing House on Assessment
and Evaluation (http://www.ericae.net)
This ERIC site contains an abundance of resources on assessment of learning and
on psychological measures. There is a link to what they consider the 400 best
books and articles maintained in their Assessment Library. Many of the links
are to full articles or monographs that can be viewed or printed. Also, there
is a link to their on-line journal, Practical Assessment, Research and
Evaluation, that provides articles on the latest assessment techniques.
Jossey-Bass publishers (http://www.josseybass.com)
Under the topic Education, ASHE/ERIC Higher Education Report Series, there are
several very good publications dealing with classroom assessment techniques,
assessing faculty productivity, and college student outcomes assessment. Under
the topic of Education, Assessment, this publisher offers over 20 publications
on assessment in higher education. The books may be purchased online and are
reasonably priced. Of special interest are the following:
1.) Assessing Graduate and Professional Education: Current Realities, Future
Prospects, by Jennifer Grant Haworth (1996).
2.) Assessing Performance in an Age of Accountability, by Gerald H. Gaither
3.) Assessment and Curriculum Reform, by James L. Ratcliff (1992).
4.) Assessment in Practice, by Trudy W. Banta, Jon P. Lund, Karen E. Black, and
Frances W. Oblander (1995).
5.) Assessment Essentials, by Catherine A. Palomba and Trudy W. Banta (1999).
6.) Changing the Way We Grade Student Performance, by Rebecca S. Anderson and
Bruce W. Speck (1998).
7.) Classroom Assessment and Research: An Update on Uses, Approaches, and
Research Findings, by Thomas Angelo (1998).
8.) Student Tracking: New Techniques, New Demands, by Peter T. Ewell (1995).
Other publications by Jossey-Bass:
9.) Assessing Faculty Work: Enhancing Individual and Institutional Performance,
by L.A. Braskamp and J.C. Ory (1994).
10.) Reflective Faculty Evaluation: Enhancing Teaching and Determining Faculty
Effectiveness, by J.A. Centra (1993).