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Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment

This guide provides access to sources related to and discussing student learning outcomes and methods of assessment.

Blogs

Law School Assessment (Larry Cunningham, author) -- "Practical resources and insight about assessing student learning outcomes in legal education"

Books

Thomas A. Angelo & K. Patricia Cross, Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (Jossey-Bass, 2d ed. 1993).

Barbara Glesner Fines & Judith Welch Wegner, Creating an Institutional Culture of Assessment, in Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World 415 (Deborah Maranville et al eds., LexisNexis 2015).  LAW STACKS 2nd floor. KF 272 .S883 2015

Kris Franklin, Legal Reasoning Case Files (Carolina Academic Press 2019).

Andrea Susnir Funk, The Art of Assessment: Making Outcomes Assessment Accessible, Sustainable, and Meaningful (Carolina Academic Press 2017).  LAW STACKS 2nd floor. KF 272 .F86 2017

Kim O'Leary, Jeannette Buttrey & Joni Larson, Improving Student Learning in the Doctrinal Law School Classroom: Skills and Assessment (Carolina Academic Press 2020).  LAW STACKS 2nd floor.  KF 272 .O42 2020

Dannelle J. Stevens & Antonia J. Levi, Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning (Stylus Publishing, 2d ed. 2013).

Kelly Terry, Gerald F. Hess, Emily Grant & Sandra Simpson, Assessment of Teaching and Learning: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Law Schools (Carolina Academic Press 2020).  LAW STACKS 2nd floor.  KF 272 .T47 2021

Grant J. Wiggins & Jay McTighe, Understanding by Design (Merrill Prentice-Hall, expanded 2d ed. 2005).

Articles

Erik Gilbert, Does Assessment Make Colleges Better?  Who Knows?, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 14, 2015.

Charles P. Cercone & Adam Lamparello, Assessing a Law School's Program of Legal Education to Comply with the American Bar Association's Revised Standards and Maximize Student Attainment of Core Lawyering Competencies, 86 UMKC L. Rev. 37 (2017).

Emory University School of Law, Compliance with ABA Standard 314: Formative Assessment in Large Classes, Institute for Law Teaching & Learning, Spring Conference, Mar. 25, 2017.

The Impact of Formative Assessment: Emphasizing Outcome Measures in Legal Education, 94 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. (2017) (special issue).  See e.g., Deborah Jones Merritt et al., Formative Assessments: A Law School Case Study, 94 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 387-428 (2017).

James S. McGrath & Andrew P. Morriss, Assessments All the Way Down, 21 Green Bag 139 (2018).

Margaret Ryznar, Assessing Law Students, in Cynthia Adams et al., Upward! Higher: How a Law Faculty Stays Ahead of the Curve, 51 Ind. L. Rev. 413, 447 (2018).

Emily Grant, Assessment in Online Law School Classes, TaxProf Blog, Mar. 25, 2020.

Melissa N. Henke, When Your Plate is Already Full: Efficient and Meaningful Outcomes Assessment for Busy Law Schools, 71 Mercer L. Rev. 529 (2020).

 

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