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Student Learning Outcome Checklist



Do the SLOs include active verbs?    
Do the SLOs suggest or identify an assessment?    
Do the SLOs address the expected level of learning for the course using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a guideline?    
Do the SLOs address more than one domain (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective)?    

Are the SLOs written as outcomes rather than as objectives?

bulletLanguage indicates an important overarching concept versus small lesson or chapter objectives.
bulletOutcomes address what a student will be able to do at the completion of the course.
bulletSLOs address student competency rather than content coverage.



Are the SLOs appropriate for the course?

bulletConsistent with the curriculum document of record
bulletRepresents a fundamental result of the course
bulletAligns with other courses in a sequence, if applicable
bulletRepresents collegiate level work



Will students understand the SLOs?


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 by K.Pluta, J. Fulks, & C. Romanowich 

As you talk to others about SLOs keep these things in mind:

·         Each course and classroom has unique factors.

·         Disciplines have unique language and culture.

·         Cross disciplinary conversations are invaluable.

·         Ultimately discipline-specific conversations best define competencies for students.

·         Everyone is a learner when it comes to assessment.

·         As professionals, we are guided by the principles of academic freedom.