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Professional Organizations




American Accounting Association


American Anthropological Association


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


American Chemical Society

Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition

American Dietetic Association


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)


National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

Health National Commission for Health Education Credentialing


American Historical Association


American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)


The Mathematical Association of America (MAA)


College Music Society


American Philosophical Society


American Physical Society (APA)

Political Science

The American Political Science Association (APSA)


American Psychological Association (PDF)

Recreation Education

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (CTRS)

Social Work

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


American Sociological Association (ASA)

Speech and Hearing Sciences

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)


Useful College Web Sites:

James Madison University - The Center for Assessment and Research Studies

North Carolina State - An excellent source for all things assessment

University of Connecticut - A comprehensive assessment site

University of South Carolina - Offers many useful assessment tools

University of Virginia - Contains a very informative assessment guide

University of Washington - Useful discussion on how to develop program learning goals Eric Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation


American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation
Formerly AAHE, it is the oldest association in the United States dedicated to the advancement of higher education.

Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) - Network of higher education professionals founded in 2010 founded to advance assessment.

Association for Institutional Research
Organization dedicated to the profession of institutional research. AIR also publishes assessment materials and has an assessment track at their annual forum.

Association of American Colleges and Universities
AACU is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.  Their website contains an entire section on assessment.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation
CHEA is the largest higher education membership organization the United States. CHEA is the primary national voice for voluntary accreditation and quality assurance to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Education.

    Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes - 2010 PDF Icon| 2009 PDF Icon| 2008 PDF Icon| 2007 PDF Icon

Education Sector
Education Sector is an independent think tank whose mission is to promote changes in policy and practice that lead to improved student opportunities and outcomes.

Lumina Foundation for Education - the nation’s largest foundation dedicated exclusively to increasing students’ access to and success in postsecondary education

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
A regional accreditor in the Mid-Atlantic region.  The Middle States web site has numerous publications available for free download.  A particularly useful publication is Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources (2nd Edition, 2007)

National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment
Founded in 2008, NILOA assists institutions and others in discovering and adopting promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes.

New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability - a coalition of associations, organizations, and individuals formed in 2009 to promote collective efforts to gather, report on, and use evidence of student learning in American undergraduate education.

Lehman College Administered Tests

Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) – The CLA is a computer administered test designed to measure an institution's contribution to the development of higher-order skills including: analytical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills.  In 2012, the CLA was administered to a sample of freshmen. Future assessments will sample seniors. The results of the first assessment can be accessed here PDF Icon. Initial results revealed that Lehman students are at or slightly above average on most of the subcategories measured.

National Tests

Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) – a standardized testing program used by colleges and universities throughout the nation.  It is often used to help assess general education competencies.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – a standardized test measuring verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills.  GRE subject tests in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology are designed to measure undergraduate achievement in these subject areas.

ETS Major Field Tests - comprehensive undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments offered by the Educational Testing Service designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study.  Students in undergraduate and MBA programs may take the Major Field Tests. The Major Field Tests cover the following fields of study: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Literature in English, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

ETS Proficiency Profile – formerly the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP), the Proficiency Profile is a comprehensive test most often used to gauge general education competencies.

Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum Mapping in Higher Education: A Vehicle for Collaboration PDF Icon

SUNY Assessment Initiative: Best Practices for Mapping Program Objectives to Curricular Activities [PPT]

Developing Curriculum Maps