Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Assessment involves determining the level of student achievement or mastery of the following SLOs:

and all related learning objectives.

Important note: Details regarding assessment of and other related information pertaining to each type of SLO listed above can be accessed by selecting the Course, Gen Ed, or Program tab on the green menu bar on this website.

Thorough assessment of any of these SLOs (i.e, CGs, GEGs, and/or PGs), involves completing the 3 stages of the assessment cycle depicted in the diagram below. Click here to see a draft of the proposed full ECC academic assessment calendar.

  1. Planning Stage - clear, measurable SLOs (Course/General Education/Program goals & related learning objectives = knowledge, skills, behaviors, etc.) that students will have once they successfully complete a course/general education core curriculum/program are initially established; areas of concern from previously conducted assessment studies are shared collegially and action plans, or interventions, to address student underperformance on various SLOs (if any are discovered) are formulated and prioritized.
  2. Implementation Stage - plans to accomplish these SLOs are enacted - students are given frequent opportunities to master related content, skills, and behaviors in their courses and programs; learning and assessment materials, resources, and activities are developed and implemented at the course level; SLO data is collected on a regular basis to determine the current level of student mastery of various goals and related objectives.
  3. Reflection Stage - collected SLO data is analyzed and underperformance (if any if found to exist) is identified and discussed with colleagues; established SLOs are reviewed an edited as necessary. You should now move back to step one (Planning Stage) to implement improvements. It's a continual process.