External assessment tools & resources

We offer these resources describing evaluation processes and methods to assist LLL stakeholders in their evaluation efforts. We include sites that provide a broad overview of evaluation, as well as links that target particular evaluation methods with an emphasis on ease-of-use and practicality. Click on a topic to jump to a detailed section.

Evaluation Overview Resources
Evaluation Methods
  • Evaluation project overview
  • Student learning outcomes (development/assessment)
    • Writing SLOs
    • Assessing SLOs
Data Collection Methods
  • Methods overview
  • Ethics
  • Questionnaire/surveys
  • Increasing online survey response rates
  • Interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Observation
  • Document analysis
Reporting Data
Using Findings for Program Change

Evaluation Overview Resources

These user-friendly guides include overviews of evaluation processes, as well as “quick tips” or short explanations of different evaluation methodologies.

Evaluation Methods

These resources cover more specific aspects of evaluation with a focus on educational contexts.

    Evaluation project overview
   Student learning outcomes (development/assessment)

Data Collection Methods

   Methods overview
  • University of Texas (IAR) A description of ethical issues related to the collection and storing of data from human subjects
   Increasing online survey response rates
   Focus groups
   Document analysis

Reporting Data

Using Findings for Program Change