Stephen F. Austin State University
Student Learning Outcome Assessment Rubric
Use the following rating scale to review the Student Learning Outcomes for the programs in your area. Before applying the rubric
reference this checklist.
1. Does the outcome describe what the program intends for students to know (cognitive), think (affective, attitudinal), or do
(behavioral, performance)? Y N
2. Is the outcome important/worthwhile? Y N
3. Is the outcome detailed and specific? Y N
4. Is the outcome measurable/identifiable? Y N
5. Is the outcome a result of learning? Y N
6. Can the outcome be used to make decision on ho to improve the program? Y N
Rating Strong Satisfactory Weak
SLO* statements are written with Stated in terms of measurable Not all were stated in measurable Most outcomes were too broad to be
measurable verbs-faculty knowledge, skills, or behaviors. Used terms. Some sub-topics were used. measurable.
expectations of their graduates content areas or sub-topics to clearly
identify student learning.
Assessment methods are Assessment methods clearly match Assessment methods match SLO’s. Assessment methods do not match
appropriate to SLO statements-how SLO’s. Two or more appropriate At least one direct measure was used SLO’s. Appropriate measures were
faculty will collect evidence to measures were used for each learning for each learning outcome. not used or inadequate.
determine how well students meet outcome.
Criteria for success-the level of Specified the desired level of Desired level of achievement was not Criteria for success were not included
performance that meets faculty achievement using indicators other clearly described for all outcomes. or in appropriate (used grades).
standards than grades.
SLO statements reflect appropriate Higher levels of learning are Adequate match between verbs and Verbs and levels do not match.
levels of learning reflected. levels.
SLO assessment generates clear Strong evidence of learning. Reported Adequate evidence of learning. Weak evidence of student learning.
evidence of learning and analyzed findings will indicate Evidence of some statements to allow Assessment consists of grades or
areas where students excel, meet for analysis of student learning. there is no way to analyze findings to
standards, and fall short. improve programs.
Use of results-the changes made to Gave specific and logical actions Gave specific and logical actions Use of results was missing, future-
address issues identified in the taken based on the findings for each taken for most of the assessed oriented, or indicated that no changes
findings of the assessed outcomes. outcomes. were needed.
* SLO-Student Learning Outcomes