Download and Review Past Issues of the Assessment Matters Newsletter

April 2014 (pdf)
  • Part 2: Assessing the Assessment
  • Tips for Developing Performance Assessments
  • Tips for Writing Better Selected-Response Assessments
March 2014 (pdf)
  • Part 1:  Linking Classroom Assessment with Student Learning
February 2014 (pdf)
  • Multiple Choice Testing for Comprehension, Not Recognition
January 2014 (pdf)
  • What is the IDEA Survey?
  • How to Select Objectives
  • IDEA
December 2013 (pdf)
  • Why Use Rubrics?
  • Properties of Good Measurement Techniques
November 2013 (pdf)
  • Assessment for Accountability vs Improvement
October 2013 (pdf)
  • What is Assessment?
  • Goals of CMC’s Assessment Program
October 2012 (pdf)
  • Closing the Loop; A CSU Bakersfield Revelation
  • Assessment Success Stories
September 2012 (pdf)
  • Alarming Numbers and Trends in Higher Education
  • Promising Practices for Promoting Community College Student Success
August 2012 (pdf)
  • Back to School
  • Assessment Commitment by an Outstanding Institution
June/July 2012 (pdf)
  • And the Marmot Awards for Assessment Go To …
  • Plan for a Little Work and a Lot of Fun This Summer
  • Assessment Quiz
May 2012 (pdf)
  • Academic Program Review
  • Designing Backwards Delivering Forward
  • Learner vs Learning Centered
April 2012 (pdf)
  • A Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG)
  • Take the Mission Statement Quiz
  • Which Comes First – the Rubric or the Assignment?
March 2012 (pdf)
  • A Presenter’s Checklist; Reaching the Adult Learner
  • Assessing the Value of Cultural Diversity
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Assessment Tools in Relation to Multiple Intelligences
February 2012 (pdf)
  • Are You Backward Designing Your Course Curriculum?
  • Investigating the Backward Design Process
  • 3 Stages of Design

February/March 2011 (pdf)

  • Improving Processes
  • Taskstream update
January 2011 (pdf)
  • New Director of Assessment
  • Taskstream update
December 2010 (pdf)
  • AAC&U background
  • Rubric wizard and sample
  • AAC&U nationally developed rubrics
November 2010 (pdf)
  • Nine powerful instructional strategies
  • Practical application for the classroom
October 2010 (pdf)
  • CCLA valued-added approach
  • CMC compared to other colleges
  • The role of community colleges
September 2010 (pdf)
  • Mapping signature learning outcomes
  • Rubric wizard and sample
  • AAC&U nationally developed rubrics
August 2010 (pdf)
  • Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
July 2010 (PDF)
  • Benefit of formative evaluation
  • Reflection and self-assessment
  • SENSE data
June 2010 (pdf)
  • CCLA value-added approach
  • CMC compared to other community colleges
  • The role of community colleges
  • Measuring institutional learning outcomes
May 2010 (pdf)
  • CMC signature learning outcomes
  • Reflection and self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Coordinator’s corner
  • Best practices
April 2010 (pdf)
  • Taskstream comes to CMC
  • Taskstream pilot
  • Taskstream webinars