Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Creating and Selecting Assessment Tools

May 20, 2016 - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia City Center - Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia Skyline · Photo by Bob Krist - Courtesy of Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.


About the Workshop

Creating or selecting the assessment tools that can best measure student progress in meeting learning goals are important components of the assessment process. This workshop, designed using feedback from prior workshop participants, focuses on assessment tools and complements the workshops Becoming an Assessment Facilitator or Understanding and Using Assessment Results by specifically focusing on how to select an assessment approach that is aligned with learning goals and opportunities.

In this workshop, we will…

  • Discuss direct and indirect measures of student learning;
  • Consider how to align assessment tools with learning goals;
  • Focus on rubrics as direct measures of student learning; and
  • Review the importance of evaluating and revising assessment tools as part of the continuous improvement process.

Presentations on each of these topics will be interspersed with small group hands-on exercises that will let you think about and practice what you’re learning. Participants will leave the workshop with strategies and tools they can use on their campuses.


Dr. Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Assessment, Temple University


7:30 A.M.                         Registration/Breakfast

8:30 A.M.                         Workshop Begins

12:00 noon - 1:00 P.M.    Lunch

4:00 P.M.                         Workshop Concludes


Registration Closed

This workshop is appropriate for faculty, administrators, and senior leaders with a basic understanding of assessment principles who are interested in expanding their understanding of assessment tools. The workshop will be oriented toward those with a beginning to intermediate level of understanding and experience in assessment.

The registration fee includes workshop materials, a continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch. Institutions may send more than one person to this workshop.

Early Registration Extended through May 13
(Received on or before April 29, 2016 May 13):  $295 per person

Regular Registration
(Received April 30 - May 13, 2016):                  $375 per person

NOTE: No on-site registration available.


Cancellations: To qualify for a refund, registrations must be canceled by May 13, 2016. A cancellation fee of $95 will be assessed, regardless of the reason for cancellation. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund. Contact MSCHE at (267) 284-5000.




Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. MSCHE has not reserved a block of rooms. For information regarding hotel reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia City Center click HERE. (Participants that need to book a room for this workshop are advised to make their reservations early. The hotel has limited availability.) The hotel is located at: 237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107-5686.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; Telephone: (267) 284-5000