Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) describe specific learning behaviors that students should demonstrate as a result of their completion of the program.

Use the following questions to guide the development of program SLOs:

  • For each of your stated goals, what are the specific student behaviors, knowledge, skills, or abilities that will tell you this goal is being achieved?
  • What evidence needs to be present, or what specific behavior needs to be visible, in order to see that your students are achieving the major goals you have established?
  • In your experience, what evidence tells you when students have met these goals – how do you know when they’re “getting” it?

Use Bloom's Taxonomy to help develop your learning outcomes. 

The Rubric for the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) will help you assess the quality of your student learning outcomes.


For questions related to developing Student Learning Outcomes, contact 

Leah Bradley
Leah Bradley, Ed.D., Director