Student Learning Outcome Reports by Department/Discipline

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PSLO's)  are specific to a Discipline or Department that offers Degrees or Certificates. Each PSLO "contains" the scores from one or more Course SLO's.

One or more Course SLO's are mapped to a Program SLO. For example, Mathematics could have a Program SLO of "Student can solve basic linear equations." For the Algebra 101 course, there are two Course SLO's about solving linear equations with one variable and another CSLO for finding the intercept. Once a term, scorecards are sent to all Faculty who teach Algebra 101. Each student is individually scored from a low of "no proficiency" to the highest of "exemplary" on these two Course SLO's. So there will be two scores (there are two CSLO's) for each student. A student could be scored a "no proficiency" on one CSLO, and have a "standard" on the other. The individual scorecards are all combined into the one PSLO "bucket." A report for the Math Department would show that for all the Algebra 101 courses taught that term, 30% were exemplary, 15% exceeded standards, and so forth. It is impossible to tell what students received, or what faculty taught the course.

Scores are broken down into five Mastery Levels:

  • EXEMPLARY
  • EXCEEDS STANDARDS
  • STANDARD
  • BELOW STANDARD
  • NO PROFICIENCY

Mastery Levels are essentially rubrics. Many courses have a pass/fail rubric, where students can be scored only as "standard" or "no proficiency." Every Discipline/Department determines how they want to use the Mastery Levels, there is no college-wide directive. 

To open a full-screen Tableau dashboard of Oxnard's Discipline/Departments click:  PSLO Trends for SLO Mastery Levels 

To use this Tableau visualization, first select the Department/Discipline that you want. You will then see all the Program SLO's that have been assessed (scored) for that department by Term. The bars indicate the number (n) of assessments, which will always be more than enrollment (students are assessed multiple times).  The lines, showing percentages, are a more accurate view over time.