This database is sponsored by the Commission of Assessment for Student Development of the American College Personnel Association. http://www.myacpa.org/pd/assessment
This is an online magazine for technology and student affairs – many great search results. http://www.studentaffairs.com/ejournal/archive.html
NASPA is the largest professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty and graduate students. http://www.naspa.org
NACA offers a wide variety of educational workshops, publications, networking opportunities and programs. NACA links the higher education and entertainment communities in a business and learning partnership. http://www.naca.org
The Cooperative Institutional Research Program is the nation’s largest and oldest empirical study of higher education. http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/heri/cirp/html
The Association of College Unions International supports its members in the development of community through education, advocacy and the delivery of services. ACUI is dedicated to a policy that fosters mutual respect and equality. http://www.acui.org
Educational Benchmarking provides the most comprehensive, comparative assessment instruments and analysis to support quality improvement efforts. http://www.webebi.com/default.aspx
Assessment Tools and Instruments
The College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ)
This website will give you all the information on The College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ) that you ever need. The CSEQ assesses the quality of effort college students expend in using the resources and opportunities provided by the institution for their learning and development.
ACT’s Evaluation and Survey Services (ESS)
ACT’s Evaluation and Survey Services (ESS) provides comprehensive information about postsecondary students’ attitudes, opinions, needs, and development. ESS can help you to: Design effective educational programs; Evaluate and improve student and academic services; Maintain contact with alumni; Identify student needs; Analyze admissions and retention efforts; Determine why students drop out of school; Prepare for future needs and preferences of students; Assess postsecondary outcomes; and Meet accreditation requirements. ACT also provides additional assistance with your surveys, such as survey administration, data analyses and interpretation, summary and customized reports.
Testing Services and Resources on Assessment, Evaluation, Statistics, and Educational Research
The American College Testing Programs (ACT)
ACT, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides educational services to students and their parents, to high schools and colleges, to professional associations and government agencies, and to business and industry. Its vision is to be the world’s leading provider of information for educational and career decisions in support of lifelong learning. Its mission is to help individuals and organizations make informed decisions about education and work. We provide information for life’s transitions.
American Evaluation Association (AEA)
AEA is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.
The Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world’s premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research. A private nonprofit company, dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions and agencies, and governmental bodies in 181 countries, ETS develops and annually administers more than 11 million tests worldwide on behalf of clients in education, government and business.
The Evaluation Center
The Evaluation Center, located at Western Michigan University, is a research and development unit that provides national and international leadership for advancing the theory and practice of evaluation, as applied to education and human services.
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.
University of Michigan Documents Center
University of Michigan Document Center is a central reference and referral point for government information, whether local, state, federal, foreign or international;. Its web pages are a reference and instructional tool for government, political science, statistical data, and news.
A number of colleges and universities also offer good information. For example, California State University at Chico provides a good overview of the assessment process at
Arizona State University has a good site describing their assessment process.
Internet resources for higher education outcomes assessment can be found at
Focus Group Links
A manual for the use of focus groups
Articles by Thomas L. Greenbaum.
By Jakob Nielsen (1997)