Writing Course SLOs
Palomar College Course SLOs by Discipline, last updated July 2011
Defining and writing course
This document provides a step-by-step process to the development of
SLOs. Included are worksheets, a "quiz", and a checklist to assist in the writing process.
The Language of SLOs
Construct the SLO in a way that is clear what the student must do to
demonstrate the targeted skill, knowledge, value, or attitude. Included
here is a list of verbs and information on Bloom's Taxonomy.
When writing a student learning outcome, include an assessment plan and
timeline. Examine some assessment tools and rubrics here. Remember that
qualitative data can be collected as well as quantitative data.
Worksheets, Examples, and
Examples of course SLOs
SLO & Assessment Planning
Getting Started: Use this
planning sheet to gather all pertinent
information for writing a
Palomar College Counseling
Glossary of Terms
Drafted by the State Academic Senate. Use this glossary to clarify
outcome and assessment terminology.
Palomar College Library
Research Guide for Learning Outcomes & Assessment
A Faculty Guide to Writing
Student Learning Outcomes
This presentation gives background information on getting started with
Student Learning Outcomes.
How to Write SLOs
Watch this video-taped presentation on the process of writing Student
Use this checklist either after writing SLOs or as a prompt while you
are working on them.
Check your understanding of course goals, objectives, and SLOs here!
Refer to this useful list of verbs that demonstrate hierarchical
Have some questions? Click here for some answers.
Have a comment?
Check the Palomar College Student Learning Outcomes & Assessment blog to participate in the discussion.
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