Assessment in Practice: A Companion Guide to the ASK Standards CoverColleges today are asked to provide greater proof that they are providing quality educational experiences to their students. There has been a growing need for student affairs to provide documentation that their areas also impact learning and student experience. However, many student affairs professionals are overwhelmed by the idea of assessment and are looking for examples of best practices in this area. Several years ago the American College Personnel Association’s Commission Directorate for Assessment and Evaluation developed the Assessment Skills and Knowledge Standards for practitioners. This document provides examples of these standards in practice.