Below is a list of books that our office recommends reading if you are considering an assessment in your area. Each link consists of the cover page and a description of the contents of the book. If you would like to check out one of these books, please contact William Knight.

Angelo, T. A., & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Astin, A. W. (1991). Assessment for excellence: The philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation in higher education. New York: American Council on Education and Macmillan.

Astin, A. W. (1993). What matters in college? Four critical years revisited. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Banta, T. W., & Associates. (1993). Making a difference: Outcomes of a decade of assessment in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Banta, T. W., Jones, E. A., & Black, K. E. (2009). Designing effective assessment: Principles and profiles of good practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Banta, T. W., & Palomba, C. A. (2014). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education (2nd. ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Barefoot, B. O., Gardner, J. N., Cutright, M., Morris, L. V., Schroeder, C. C., Schwartz, S. W., et. al. (2005). Achieving and sustaining institutional excellence for the first year of college. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bresciani, M. J., Zelna, C. L., & Anderson, J. A. (2004). Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for practitioners. Washington, DC: National Association of Student Personnnel Administrators.

Bresciani, M. J. (2007) Assessing student learning in general education: Good practice case studies. Bolton, MA: Anker.

Driscoll, A., & Cordero de Noriega, D. (Eds.). (2006). Taking ownership of accreditation: Assessment processes that promote institutional improvement and faculty engagement. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Erickson, B. L., Peters, C. B., & Strommer, D. W. (2006). Teaching first-year college students: Revised and expanded edition of teaching college freshmen. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Huber, M. T., & Hutchings, P. (2005). The advancement of learning: Building the teaching commons. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Keeling, R. P., Wall, A. F., Underhile, R., & Dungy, G. J. (2008). Assessment reconsidered: Institutional effectiveness for student success. U.S.: International Center for Student Success and Institutional Accountability.

Krueger, R. A., & Casey, M. A. (2000). Focus groups: A practical guide for applied research (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kuh, G. D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J. H., & Whitt, E. J. (2005). Assessing conditions to enhance educational effectiveness: The inventory for student engagement and success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Kuh, G. D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J. H., Whitt, E. J., & Associates. (2005). Student success in college: Creating conditions that matter. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Maki, P. L. (2004). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus. 

Mentkowski, M., & Associates. (2000). Learning that lasts: Integrating learning, development, and performance in college and beyond. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Miller, B. A. (2007). Assessing organizational performance in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Morgan, D. L. (Ed.). (1993). Successful focus groups: Advancing the state of the art. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Palomba, C. A., & Banta, T. W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Palomba, C. A., & Banta, T. W. (2001). Assessing student competence in accredited disciplines: Pioneering approaches to assessment in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus. 

Pascarella, E. T., & Terenzini, P. T. (2005). How college affects students - Volume 2: A third decade of research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Puchta, C., & Potter, J. (2004). Focus group practice. London: Sage.

Suskie, L. (2004). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide. Bolton, MA: Anker. 

Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Upcraft, M. L., Gardner, J. N., & Associates. (1989). The freshman year experience: Helping students survive and succeed in college. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Upcraft, M. L., Gardner, J. N., Barefoot, B. O., & Associates. (2005). Challenging & supporting the first-year student: A handbook for improving the first year of college. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Vaughn, S., Schumm, J. S., & Sinagub, J. (1996). Focus group interviews in education and psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Vella, J., Berardinelli, P., & Burrow, J. (1998). How do they know they know? Evaluating adult learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Walvoord, B. E. (2004). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Walvoord, B. E. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.