Assessment Process Overview
How Does Assessment Link To Other Processes?
Student Learning Outcomes and assessment processes are an intrinsic part of El Camino College's planning, decision-making, and budgetary processes. Click on the link below to see how learning outcomes assessment works in conjunction with curricular review, program review, and annual planning.
How Does Assessment Integrate With Planning Processes?
El Camino College's Planning Model demonstrates the essential connection between outcomes assessment and the mission of the College and how assessment integrates with program review, curriculum, planning, and resource allocation. This model will guide all our planning and institutional effectiveness processes and will be one of the foundations of our next comprehensive master plan. The College will review the model for relevance on a regular basis. Click the link below to view the El Camino College Planning Model.
ECC Planning Model (pdf)
What Goes Into Assessment? What Results From Assessment?
A number of factors shape the SLO and PLO assessment process including the college Mission, Strategic Initiatives, Master Plan, and program goals. SLO and PLO assessment results drive curricular and instructional changes, as well as influence program review analysis and recommendations and annual planning steps. Click the link below to see the various inputs and outputs of SLO and PLO assessment at ECC.
How Does Assessment Improve Student Learning?
The goal of learning outcomes assessment is to improve student learning and to increase student success. Faculty set targets and success standards in order to evaluate whether students are achieving learning outcomes. Using assessment results, faculty can respond with a range of activities in order to improve students learning and even the assessment process itself. These potential actions include using new teaching strategies, proposing curricular changes, requesting interventions and/or student support, and even raising expectations and improving program rigor. Click on the link below to view possible steps based on assessment results and whether success standards are met.
El Camino College Assessment & Improving Student Learning Diagram (pdf)