The University of Arizona

Assessment Toolbox

The following tools contain resources and templates to help you prepare, conduct, and communicate your assessment project. Please contact Assessment & Research to meet with members of our team for one-on-one or unit-level consultation.

Assessment Cycle 
Assessment Cycle: Use this framework to implement systematic and ongoing assessment of learning and programs.

Writing Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes: Write measurable and useful student learning outcomes using the A-B-C-D method with Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.

Grant Development
5 Steps to Grant Writing Ease: Adopt the F.U.N.D.S. (Fit, Unite, Narrative, Dedication, Submission) strategy to support your grant development efforts.

Data Collection: Consider methods of data collection for your assessment project.

Inclusive and Functional Demographic Questions: Use demographic questions which support inclusivity, intersectionality, and quantitative methods.  

Rubrics: Develop your own rubric or use available templates to measure intended outcomes.

Survey Administration: If a survey is the right assessment tool for you, implement these survey distribution strategies to determine your sampling method and increase response rates. 

Focus Group Template: Use these resources to create a consent form for student participants and formulate a script with guided questions for your focus group facilitation.

Communicate Findings
Reporting Methods and Products: Tailor the communication of your assessment results to your audience using this matrix of options.

Data Collection Mechanisms

Campus Labs is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education providing specialized, comprehensive assessment programs that combines elements of data collection, reporting, organization, and integration to assess both in and out-of-the-classroom student experiences.  Contact Assessment & Research for account creation and training information.

The SAEM/AISS Fantastic Facilitators are volunteer group of trained SAEM/AISS staff who serve as focus group facilitators.