Inventory existing and needed assessment methods and measures and select the most valid - What kinds of assessments are you already doing, that is, what information are you already collecting? What types of assessment measures are you familiar with and comfortable using? What kinds of assessments are recommended by your professional organizations? Are there any benchmarking assessments sponsored by your professional organizations? Assessment measures can be both quantitative or qualitative, direct or indirect, and objective or subjective. They range from tests of knowledge to rubrics and prompts for scoring student work, as well as data base queries, surveys and focus groups. Choose a method(s) that will accurately measure your outcome. Finding one reliable and valid measure of an outcome is difficult so multiple measures are recommended. Multiple methods will offer multiple perspectives of the same outcome. In addition, some measures can be used to assess more than one outcome.