Assessment has become a critical component of higher education institutions. Below are a few resources regarding the importance of assessment and using student feedback to improve teaching and learning. Please add your own resources as well:

Here are some resources regarding Middle States and the importance of linking learning outcomes and assessment at both the student and institutional level:

Here are some resources for assessing student learning outcomes:

http://www.apus.edu/community-scholars/learning-outcomes-assessment/university-assessment/resources.htm

http://www.apus.edu/community-scholars/learning-outcomes-assessment/

http://pandora.cii.wwu.edu/cii/resources/outcomes/default.asp

http://web.mit.edu/tll/teaching-materials/learning-objectives/index-learning-objectives.html

Click here to view a case story from Merlot on integrative learning:
http://elixr.merlot.org/case-stories/course-preparation--design/integrative-learning/global-climate-change-and-debate6



Here is an article about the book "Academically Adrift"
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/01/18/study_finds_large_numbers_of_college_students_don_t_learn_much

50 ways to assess learning -
http://learnercenteredteaching.wordpress.com/teaching-resources/fifty-ways-to-assess-learning/

Declining by Degree - if you have not yet seen this documentary from 2005, take some time and watch it -
http://www.decliningbydegrees.org/

Here is a preview of Declining by Degree - I was able to watch the entire documentary on Netflix -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScGyWbVQlmI

Using student feedback:
http://pages.uoregon.edu/tep/resources/assessment/usingfeedback.html

The Spellings Report of 2006 is also an important document that all instructors and members of higher education institutions should take the time to read:
http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/reports/pre-pub-report.pdf

Creating a Test Plan:

PowerPoint for Creating a Test Plan - Developing a Test Plan.pptx
Sample of a Test Plan - sample_test_plan.pdf
Sample assessment with test - sample_assessment_with_test.pdf