For Futher Reading:
Banta, T. W., Jones, E. A., Black, K. E. (2009). Designing effective assessment: Principles and profiles of good practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Provides examples of good practice.)
Banta, T. W. (Ed.). (2007). Assessing student learning in the disciplines. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
National Resource Center for the First-year Experience & Students in Transition, University of South Carolina. (2010). A faculty and staff guide to Creating Learning Outcomes. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina. (A short booklet available at the Office of Institutional Assessment)
Palomba, C. A. & Banta, T. W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Suskie, L. A. (2009). Assessing Student Learning: A common sense guide, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (An excellent resource, and easy to read!)
Walvoord, B. E. (2004). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.