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LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY
        COLLEGE
      SARA PIERCE
 SPANISH INSTRUCTOR
WHY???

     We are already assessing
      our classes!
     We have templates to
      make this process very
      easy!
     Putting what we already
      know on paper!
         Process driven from Accreditation

 In 2005-2006 we were visited by the Accreditation Team and
  were mandated to create Student Learning Outcomes for all
  courses. Our Accreditation Self-Study started last year! This
  year we are being visited by the Accreditation team! Time to
  get moving….
 We finished creating these for ALL courses three years ago.
 Now it’s time to assess these courses.
 The assessment process is a multi-faceted process including
  the following:
       Mapping our Core Competencies to our Program SLOs
       Mapping our Program SLOs to our Degree/Certificate SLOs
       Mapping our Program SLOs to our course SLOs

    Assessing                our course SLOs
                 TracDAT 2010
 New software purchased
  last year to keep track of
  our assessments.
 Will show the mapping our
  CORE competencies to our
  department/program
  Student Learning
  Outcomes to our class
  SLOs.
 We will be implementing
  this software SLOWLY this
  year!
      What does this mean for
            assessing?

oWE WILL CONTINUE TO ASSESS OUR CLASSES WITH THE
    OLD TEMPLATES, SUBMITTING TO SLO@LTCC.EDU
   oFACULTY MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED TO PILOT THIS
                SOFTWARE THIS YEAR.
 oOUR GOAL: TO HAVE ADJUNCTS AND/OR DEPARTMENT
CHAIRS ENTER THE ASSESSING INFORMATION DIRECTLY
                INTO THE SOFTWARE.
   oTHIS SOFTWARE WILL TRACK OUR PROGRESS AND
         STAGES OF THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS.
        LTCC Core Competencies
     What do we want every student to obtain from LTCC?

 Communication
    Students will communicate effectively, which means the ability to: read, write,
     listen, & speak and/or converse.

 Critical Thinking and Information Competency
    Thinking critically is characterized by the ability to perform: analysis,
     computation, research, and problem-solving.

 Global Awareness
    Demonstrate a measurable understanding and appreciation of the world:
     scientific complexities, social diversity and civics, and artistic variety.

 Personal Responsibility and Professional Development
    Self-management and self awareness, social and physical wellness, and workplace
     skills.
      Assessment Schedules
 We have asked that each department submit an
 Assessment Schedule, outlining what courses they
 will assess each quarter.
  Each department is responsible for submitting their
   own.
  Be realistic and submit often!

  Accreditation will look at these and check our progress.

  Our goal is to have every class assessed (at least) once
   in three-year period. (Fall 2008 - Spring 2011)
      Thisdid not happen but we made significant progress.
      Let’s keep it going.
   How do we assess? Assessing guidelines:

 Fill out the template with your SLOs. (See course outline)
SLO 1: Compose    SLO 2:               SLO 3:           SLO 4:
one evidence-     Communicate          Participate in   Recognize,
based paper       and                  casual and       differentiate,
and discuss the   comprehend           formal           and produce
culture and       target               dialogues by     statements and
peoples of a      language at          means of class   questions with
Spanish-          mid-                 activities and   regular and
speaking          elementary           oral             irregular verbs
country that      level with           presentations    in present and
reflects          appropriate          that             preterite tenses
information       grammar and          demonstrate      and be able to
learned and       vocabulary as        recycled         express future
personal          presented in         vocabulary,      actions.
reflection.       the list of topics   grammar, and
                  for this course.     phrases.
   Approved methods of Assessing SLOs:

 Input the approved methods into the template.
      Take these directly off your Course Outline:

           Approved Methods of Assessing SLOs:
           Conversations and skits
           Tests and quizzes
           Written sentences in Spanish
           Oral Presentations
           Class Participation
           Cultural Discussions
           Instructor Observation
           Assessment tools appropriate for course level
        Choosing method to assess outcome!

 Choose your method that assesses each outcome. Choose from
 the list on your template.
       For example: I chose the Maya Web Lesson to assess SLO 1.
           SLO 1: Compose one evidence-based paper and discuss the culture
            and peoples of a Spanish-speaking country that reflects
            information learned and personal reflection.
       These methods of assessing SLOs can change every quarter you
        teach the class.
            MASLOs used:
            SLO 1: Web Lesson: Los mayas
            SLO 2: Class activity: Weather report
            SLO 3: Final Oral Presentation
            SLO 4: Final Exam
    Complete the boxes for student understanding!

    Fill in the areas for mastery, some understanding or no
     understanding with the number of students that fall into
     each respective category. Please DO NOT represent
     students that did not complete the assessment.

SLO               Mastery         Some            No
                                  understanding   understanding
#1                25 (100%)       0 (0%)          0 (0%)
#2                20              5               0
#3                18              2               0
#4                17              6               6
                  Narrative for each SLO

 Write a brief narrative describing EACH outcome of EACH SLO.
  Please answer these questions in your narrative: Were you satisfied
  with the outcome of this SLO? Why or why not? Do you have any
  recommendations in the future to improve student learning for this outcome?
  If not, what worked well? Anything else you want to add?
   Example: SLO #4: This SLO was addressed with a written final
    exam including short answer and essay portions. While the
    majority of students performed at an above average level, I
    would very much like to improve the performance of students
    who performed at an average level. While we completed many
    practice activities, most were oral language activities. I plan to
    create more activities to prepare students to successfully
    perform in writing. I plan to improve the quality of my review
    sheet to better prepare students for the exam. I would also
    like to include an in-class pre-test so that students have
    practiced the material in writing and have an opportunity in
    areas of weakness to focus their review for the exam.
              Budget Recommendations

 If there are some budget recommendations tied to improving
  your Student Learning Outcomes, write them in the designated
  space.
   This will help us justify purchases in the future (even though
    there is no money now).
 SLO #1:    The Mystery of the Maya DVD. $35.00


 SLO #2:    None


 SLO #3:    None



 SLO #4: None
                When are they due?

 Due the Friday of the second week of the following
    quarter.
   Submit to slo@ltcc.edu
   Email pierce@ltcc.edu if you have any questions or
    call 541-46602, x255
   All templates are available at
    http://www.ltcconline.net/pierce/Assessment%20St
    uff/Assessment.htm
   Remember, we SHOULD already be assessing
    our classes. Let’s just put it on paper!

								
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