Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education

Section 1

Section 2
 Background and Rationale for Assessment

Section 3
 Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Defining SLOs
Defining Terms
Objectives & SLOs
Sample SLOs
SLOs & Learning Domains
Writing SLOs
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Section 4

Assessment Tools and Data

Section 5
Course Assessment

Section 6
Program Assessment


Section 7
Closing the Loop

Section 8
Implementing Assessment Training on Campus


Section 9
References & Resources



Using Materials from this Website



Moving to Assessment of SLOs

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Resources and Links


Section 3
SLOs as a Workbook
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Janet Fulks
Assessing Student Learning in Community Colleges (2004), Bakersfield College