SLO Assessment. How to Document the Assessment. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Report. Once the SLO has been selected and assessment has taken place, faculty must document the assessment process. Faculty completes a Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Report for each SLO assessed.
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How to Document the Assessment
Begin by completing the information on the top left side of the form.
Course Name: Music 1A (course name goes here)
Semester: Fall 2009 (List semester and year)
Participating Faculty: Joe Smith (faculty name goes here)
In the first box, enter the student learning outcome you have chosen to assess. (List the SLO verbatim from your course outline)
In the second box, provide detailed information about how you assessed this SLO.
(What methodologies did you use; multiple-choice exam, student written assignment, student oral presentations, etc. Did you use a standard rubric?)
In the third box, provide detailed information regarding the goals you are trying to achieve.
(Give specific statistics regarding the data collected within the assessment process. Describe what the results were and what those results mean to you about whether or not learning has occurred. Compare the actual results to the expected results )
Describe What Changes Will be Made to Improve the Learning Process
In the bottom box, describe what changes will be made to the course and/or course activities to improve student learning.
(Describe specific changes faculty will make to improve student learning next time the course is taught. This might include changes in course implementation, learning activities, assessment methods, etc. Include specific timeframes for making these changes.)
Once you have completed your assessment
you should arrange with your Division Chair
to present your findings at a Division Meeting.
The discussion that takes place at Division
Meeting after your presentation regarding your
findings and plans for implementation must
then be documented on the Student Learning
Outcomes Assessment Dialogue Report.
Complete the top of the form by entering:
Course Name/Number: Music 1A
Meeting Date: March 22, 2009
Semester /Year: Spring 2009
Presenting Faculty: Joe Teacher
Number of Faculty Attendees: 13
In the first box, enter the student
learning outcome you have chosen
to assess. (List the SLO verbatim
from your course outline)
In the second box, describe what assessment tool or tools you used to assess student learning.
(Describe specific assessment methods and tools
used in assessing whether student learning had
occurred or not, i.e., a rubric, a specific writing
assignment, an exam, etc.)
In the third box, document the results of
the group’s discussion and the plan
developed by the group.
(Clearly summarize the results of the group discussion. Describe what student needs or issues were identified. Describe any areas where improvement can be made at the course or program level that will positively affect student learning.)
In the bottom box, describe what changes will
be made at the semester or departmental level
to improve student learning.
(Provide specific details of what actions will be taken at
the semester or departmental level to improve student
learning. Include who will be responsible for the actions
to be taken, what actions will be taken, when will actions
be taken, and how will actions be implemented.)
The next step is to insure that a proper paper trail is
Created, which will allow campus committees and outside
agencies to evaluate the SLO process in place at