Resources for Assessment During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Institutions of higher education are experiencing unprecedented upheaval in their daily lives as the world works to reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of our members and members of the assessment community find themselves suddenly facing online and virtual-based assessment challenges. To support our members during this time, we are working to collect resources and conversations that can aid assessment professionals as they shift to what may become a new normal. Below are resources for assessment in the time of COVID-19; this page will be continuously updated as we gather insights and experiences from our member base and the assessment community.

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COVID-19 Updates and Guidance from Accreditor Organizations

Full list of accreditor organization COVID-19 updates from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) -

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) -

Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) -

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) - and HLC Guidance on Academic Continuity

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) -

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) -

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)  -

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges -


Methodology for Distance Education Transition

COVID-19 Distance Ed Transition - Assessment Item Bank -

Online Experiences (Labs, Studios, Field Trips, etc.) Resources Google Doc (Compiled by Sarah Winger, Assessment Coordinator, UARA, Salisbury University & the AALHE Community) -


Webinars for Higher Education During COVID-19 Upheavals

AALHE Special Town Hall: Assessment in the Time of COVID-19 - Monday March 23, 2020 -

US Department of Education OCR Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility -

Higher Ed Resources in the time of corona virus from Higher Ed Connects -


COVID-19 Resources for Higher Education

COVID-19 updates from the US Department of Education -

Interim CDC guidance for higher education administrators -

Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions -

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment -

Inside Higher Education COVID-19 news -

Chronicle of Higher Education COVID-19 updates -