SLO Assessment Four Column Template with Explanations  

 SLO Assessment Four Column Template pdf  word


 Skyline College Workshops


Crafting SLOs   Crafting SLOs Handout  
Designing Assessment Plans   Designing Assessment Plans Handout  
Analyzing and Acting on Assessment Results   Analyzing and Acting on Assessment Results Handout  



  1. American Association of Colleges and Universities: Broken down into 3 sections, these value rubrics were developed to help create a shared understanding of student learning at colleges and universities across the country: (a) Intellectual and Practical Skills, (b) Personal and Social Responsibility, and (c) Integrative and Applied Learning. 
  2.  RCampus’ iRubric is a free online resource that helps assessors to create rubrics in a collaborative learning environment.

  3.  RubiStar is a free online website tool developed through the Advanced Learning Technologies (ALTEC) project at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning helps visitors create rubrics.

Mary Allen's Workshop Handout   (2006)

This handout provides a helpful overview of program level SLOs and the benefits and drawbacks of various assessment methods.


Classroom Assessment Techniques

Have you ever reached the end of a unit and realized that you could have better taught one step that would have helped students to better perform on their culminating project or exam?

Using the simple assessment tools, CATS (Classroom Assessment Techniques), faculty can gain insights into how to improve the quality of student learning earlier on in instruction, which leads to more formative feedback for students as well as more immediate feedback into our teaching effectiveness. Available in the library and at Skyline SLOAC, CATS workshops are copies of Angelo and Cross' book on CATS.

To identify the techniques best suited for assessing your particular teaching goals, University of Iowa has a link where you can take the TGI online and it will generate a report for you.

Assessment Organizations

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

The mission of NILOA is to discover and  disseminate ways that academic programs and institutions can productively use assessment data internally to inform and strengthen undergraduate education, and externally to communicate with policy makers, families and other stakeholders.

The Research and Planning Group of California Community Colleges' BRIC Inquiry Guide

This brief guide provides an overview of the student learning outcomes (SLO) assessment cycle and presents a framework to use in order to improve student learning through evidence-based assessment and analysis. All who interact with students and desire to foster student learning can benefit from the methods and practices presented in this booklet. It is designed to be a concise, easy-to-read summary of the essential principles of student learning outcomes assessment. For those professionals seeking more in-depth coverage of specific outcomes assessment topics, pedagogies, and practices, the hyperlinks within the text offer additional resources.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities' Assessment Resources

AAC&U develops and advances assessment practices that deepen, integrate, and demonstrate student learning, through advocacy of learning-centered assessment policies, support for campus work to develop meaningful assessment approaches, and experimentation with common e-portfolio frameworks.

Books Available in the Skyline College Library

  • Angelo and Cross' Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Komives, Woodard & Associates' Student Services
  • Nilson's The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course
  • Schuh, Upcraft & Associates' Assessment Practice in Student Affairs
  • Walvoord and Anderson's Effective Grading
  • Walvoord's Assessment Clear and Simple
  • Wiggins' Educative Assessment