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Student Learning Outcomes. Office of the System Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs Michael Ralph, Ph.D. Interim Vice President, SUS. Student Learning Outcomes. To order our thinking about student learning outcomes and SLO planning, a good starting point is to develop a student

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student learning outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Office of the System Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs

Michael Ralph, Ph.D. Interim Vice President, SUS

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Student Learning Outcomes

To order our thinking about student learning outcomes and

SLO planning, a good starting point is to develop a student

learning outcomes assessment logic as illustrated in the

logic step model

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Student Learning Outcomes

Key Questions:

Where do we start our thinking about student

learning outcomes (SLO)? (Answer: at the beginning, we

start by defining them)

Okay, how do we define SLOs? (emphasize integrated learning)

At what different levels can we organize SLOs?

(at the inst/prog. mission, curriculum level, syllabus level,

instructional level, quizzes, exams)

How do we assess and evaluate SLOs? (use key principles)

Now what? (feedback loop)

Use the results of our evaluation and assessment to

refine SLOs at various levels

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Student Learning Outcomes

To order our thinking about student learning outcomes and

SLO planning, a good starting point is to develop a student

learning outcomes assessment logic as illustrated in the

logic step model

how do we order our thinking about student learning outcomes slos
How do we order Our Thinking about Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)?

Refine & Improve

Learning experience

Feedback Results

Assess & evaluate SLOs

Identify or write SLOs

for various levels

Identify or write

SLOs

Define SLOs

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Student Learning Outcomes

Defining SLOs:

Student “learning outcomes are essential and enduring knowledge, abilities (skills) and attitudes (values, dispositions) that constitute the integrated learning needed by a graduate of a course or a program.”1.

This definition differs from more traditional academic approaches by focus on the integration and the development of more general abilities

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1. Definition by Mark Battersby and the Learning Outcomes Network, Center for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, February 1999

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Student Learning Outcomes

What recommends and makes this definition desirable is its focus on:

  • A curriculum - what students need to know and be able to do as determined by student and societal needs not disciplinary tradition
  • What students should be able to do (application) rather than merely what knowledge they possess as a result of the experience of a course or program
  • Placing importance on the development and assessment of generic abilities
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Student Learning Outcomes

Writing useful Outcomes

Consistent with the logic step model illustrated earlier,

after understanding and defining SLOs we may begin the

process of identifying or writing SLOs for various levels

  • The curriculum
  • Program
  • Course
  • Course module
  • Exam
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Student Learning Outcomes

Checklist for writing useful outcomes:

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Student Learning Outcomes

Checklist for writing useful outcomes (cont’d):

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Student Learning Outcomes

Assessing and evaluating SLOs

Key principles:

  • Clarity – Prior to performance evaluation students should be clear about what they are expected to know and how they are expected to know it

SLO assessment should comprise:

  • Frequency – multiple measures of student performance
  • Variety - Writing, oral presentations, visual presentations, paper and pencil tests, take home tests, independent work, group work
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Student Learning Outcomes

Assessing and evaluating SLOs (cont’d)

Key principles:

  • Novelty – creative demonstrations and applications by students of knowledge they have gained in new situations
  • Mastery – Using pre, intermediate and post assessment activities an instructor can have a realistic measure of the value added at each stage and determine to what extent students have mastered the content area
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Student Learning Outcomes

Useful student learning outcomes assessment produces important results that can be critical in improving the teaching learning experience. Feedback can thus help to:

  • Enhance institutional effectiveness
  • Enhance accountability reporting
  • Enhance curriculum effectiveness
  • Enhance syllabi content
  • Enhance instructional delivery
  • Enhance SLO assessment
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Student Learning Outcomes

A comprehensive way of developing, managing, and assessing

and using the results of Student Learning Outcomes

evaluation to refine and improve learning experiences is

through a SLO Assessment Plan. 2.

This plan organizes and provides useful guidance for application in a higher education institutional setting

  • 2.The plan that follows was modified and refined by Michael Ralph, P.h.D. using a basic framework recommended by Peggy L. Maki, Senior Scholar at the American Association for Higher Education
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Student Learning OutcomesUsing SLO Results and Feedback to Continuously Improve and Upgrade Teaching and Learning

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Student Learning Outcomes

Accountability and Reporting Indicators

  • Graduation Rates (current, over ten years)
  • Retention Rates
  • Minority participation
  • Programs accredited
  • Percentage passing the PRAXIS Exams
  • Percentage passing Nursing Board Exams
  • Percentage passing other professional & certification exams
  • Percentage enrolling into graduate schools
words to ponder
Words to Ponder

“Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding

and improving student learning. It involves making our

expectations explicit and public; setting appropriate

criteria and high standards for learning quality;

systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting

evidence to determine how well performance matches those

expectations and standards; and using the resulting

information to document, explain, and improve

performance.” 3.

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3.Dr. Tom Angelo, Reassessing (and Defining) Assessment. The AAHE

Bulletin, 48(2), November 1995, pp.7-9.

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Words to Ponder

“Assessment is like learning in that it will never be

completed. We will just work to get better and smarter at

it so that our students will demonstrate higher levels of

competencies.” 4.

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4.Dr. Richard Drum, Vice President for Learning Services at AWC

in his Focus on Assessment Report, April, 2001.