The SLO Committee is offering a service for those departments that use multiple-choice tests to assess their SLOs. The committee is offering this service because it recognizes that to develop an assessment tool, collect and scan exams from multiple sections, and tally the results consumes a lot of time, time that could be better spent preparing for class or assisting students.

As such, the SLO Committee, through the Division of Academic Success and the Office of Research and Planning, will assist departments in developing questions, collecting and scanning exams, and reporting results. In this way, the committee hopes to give faculty the opportunity to focus their time and energy on assessing, analyzing, and continuing to improve student learning through the SLO process.

Below is an explanation of how the service works.

Step One: Developing Questions

Your department needs to develop 10 or more questions that give the student the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge being assessed. If your department wants help developing questions, contact Tim Nguyen in the Office of Research and Planning at

Step Two:Place Questions on Scantron Form

After developing the questions, your department sends the questions and the number of forms needed to the SLO Office. The SLO Office prepares the Scantron forms for all sections. The forms are then delivered to the department head, who distributes them to the faculty.

Step Three:Faculty distribute the assessment in their classes, collect them, and return them to the department head.

Step Four:Scanning the Results

The SLO Office collects from the department head the Scantron forms, scans them, collects the totals for each of the sections, and returns the original forms to the instructors. The SLO Office tallies the results from all sections, completes the SLO Results Form for the department, and emails a copy of the form to the department head, who distributes it to the department, and who together analyze and, if necessary, plan improvements.

While the department analyzes the results and responds accordingly, the SLO Office inputs the results into the database.