Survey of Assessment Culture

The Survey of Assessment Culture is meant to spark dialogue into the state of assessment culture in America and to provide an empirical foundation on factors influencing assessment culture with the eventual goal of increasing institutional capacities to develop, maintain, or augment their culture of assessment. The Survey of Assessment Culture serves as a framework for initiating a dialogue into what a culture of assessment looks like, why it exists, and how it changes.  The Survey also highlights similarities and uniqueness between higher education faculty and administrators' perspectives on assessment.  Visit our Research page to see works published or presented using these data.

Council of Assessment Scholars Formed

A group of leading minds in higher education have agreed to serve as advisers and collaborators on the Survey of Assessment Culture.  To learn more about the Council's role and membership, please click here.

2016 Faculty of Assessment Culture call for participation now open!

More information, including a draft copy of the copyrighted instrument, the Information Sharing Agreement (MS WORD; PDF), and Contact File Template, are available online.  Submissions may be made via email ( until Sept. 12, 2016.  Click here for more information from our FAQ Page.

New Student Affairs Survey of Assessment Culture underway!

Student Affairs experts from across the United States have contributed to pilot programs and development of a new instrument to examine cultures of assessment in student affairs.  More information, click here.


Check out the latest research on Cultures of Assessment:

Fuller, M. B., Skidmore, S. T., Bustamante, R. M., Holzweiss, P. (2016). Empirically exploring cultures of assessment in higher education: Results from the Administrators’ Survey of Assessment Culture, Review of Higher Education, 39, 395-42.

Survey of Assessment Culture featured in Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education blog.