Additional Resources

Selected Resources for Assessing Law Student Development

  • A Primer on Assessment (borrowed from medical education -- highly applicable to law)
  • Learning Preferences Assessment (useful for assessing student readiness for self-directed learning)
  • Center for Study of Ethical Development (useful for assessing moral judgment or evaluating outcomes of teaching methods or curriculum)
  • Minds at Work (introduces education and training on assessing identity development -- as either a tool for individual coaching or evaluating program outcomes)
  • Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) (useful for assessing program outcomes, targeting management improvement goals for teaching and learning effectiveness)
  • Personal Values Assessment (on open-access self-assessment of personal values, ranging from self-focused to global-minded -- returns an individualized report with a values profile and a guide for self-development -- effective as a tool for individualized coaching or mentoring)
  • The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (2000) (A joint ethics code of the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education. Many non-cognitive assessments or assessments of so-called soft skills (e.g. leadership, communication, or teamwork) require competence in understanding appropriate uses. This ethics code provides a guideline on ensuring proper usage and maximizing value for students.)