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The SLOAC Framework   document underwent a significant revision in 2012-2013 to reflect the ways that assessment has been integrated into the campus infrastructure. Like previous versions, it is intended to provide a "framework" with which to implement the SLOAC process into our existing practices.

  • Part One provides information about Skyline College's approach to student learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Part Two provides guidance in writing SLOs.
  • Part Three provides guidance on creating assessment plans, analyzing results, and generating reports.

Download SLOAC Framework, Version Three  .

Please contact Karen if you'd like a hard copy, identifying your division and if your mailbox is in the Evening office.

To identify which worksheets are relevant for which steps of the assessment cycle, please access the Steps, Tips, and Worksheets page. Also available is a useful checklist   with the steps to complete assessment on the course. program, and institutional level, and when to submit your results and action plans with the annual program plans/ comprehensive program reviews.

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Skyline College's Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Cycle


Skyline College's Student Learning Outcomes model    represents the College's commitment to institutional effectiveness, whether at the course, student services, program or institutional level. By providing necessary evidence grounded in dialogue to guide effective decision-making, authentic assessment promotes continuous improvement at all levels. Each level itself begins with planning, continues through implementation and finally assessment. The assessment process is not complete until the results are analyzed and acted upon, if need be. The completion of one cycle will have an effect on the process and signal the launch of a subsequent cycle. It is this type of continuity among all stages of the cycle that helps to build on strengths or improve weaknesses through a reflection on the cycle as a whole.

The evolution of the SLOAC initiative    took place over many years, beginning in 2005, and with considerable input from many so as to ensure a meaningful, sustainable process. Ultimately assessment serves as a vehicle through which faculty, staff, and administrators can best facilitate student learning and success.