A Student Guide to Learning Outcomes: Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are some common questions (with answers) about learning outcomes.

What's a Learning Outcome?

What's an SLO or SLOAC?

Do I need to know the learning outcomes for my course? (also known as, Will this be on the test?)

What are the learning outcomes for my course?

Will this affect my grade?

How are these assessed? Is it going to mean more work, or another test/assignment for me?

Can I see the assessment results?

General Education Learning Outcomes - What's this?

A Quick SLO Glossary

Who to talk to?


Palomar Community College District 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-1487 Telephone: 1 760 744-1150