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
   Ethics
  • University of Texas (IAR) A description of ethical issues related to the collection and storing of data from human subjects
   Questionnaire/surveys
   Increasing online survey response rates
   Interviews
   Focus groups
   Observation
   Document analysis

Reporting Data

Using Findings for Program Change