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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment


In this section of the website provides information on assessment resources from theory presented in papers to examples from other institutions of higher education.

In Occasional Papers, you can find the papers commissioned by NILOA that examine contemporary issues and inform the academic community of the current state-of-the art of assessing learning outcomes in American higher education. 

In the Papers, Articles, & Presentation, you can find important academic research about learning outcomes assessments.  We are continuing to expand this section and make it more accessible. 

College & University Associations provides links to important learning outcomes associations and some brief information about these organizations. 

Colleges & University Sites feature links to college and university Web sites that focus on student learning outcomes assessment. For resources for the department and program level, the College & University programs page will be of interest. Also in this section is information on student affairs assessment. Award-Winning campuses link provides both CHEA award winners websites along with ACPA winners. Related programs & activities features programs related to learning outcomes and assessments including descriptions about Achieve the Dream, VSA, U-CAN and others.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Communities is a listing of listservs, assessment professional groups, and communities doing research on assessment. Network and connect with others doing assessment work. Contact us if you would like your group listed.

If you are looking for tool for assessments such as tests, portfolios and surveys, please take a look under the Tool Kit

“To advance the scholarship of assessment, the work must be sustained over time. NILOA will begin to build a foundation for assessment scholarship that can enable the field to mature and flourish in the years to come.”

Trudy W. Banta
Professor and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor
Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis