SLOStudent learning outcomes (SLOs) are statements that specify what students will know, be able to do, or be able to demonstrate when they have completed or participated in a program/activity/course/project. Outcomes are usually expressed as knowledge, skills, attitudes or values.

According to the ACCJC SLOs are the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes that a student has attained at the end (or as a result) or his/her engagement in a particular set of collegiate experiences.

(Source: WCC SLO Workshop – Howerton)


It is not enough to state what is expected that students will know or be able to do by the end of their time in a course or program; the next step is assessment – that is to determine if students are gaining skills or knowledge as a result of participating in a class or college program. The purpose of assessment is to use results as a starting point for meaningful dialogue about the next steps in planning and improvement in order to maximize student success. Please note that discussion arising from assessment results are not evaluation of individual faculty members, rather the focus is on student achievements and needs.


Woodland Community College has an electronic one-stop center to collect, organize and track Student Learning Outcomes. TracDat, implemented in Spring 2011 and rolled out to the campus in Fall 2011, allows faculty, adjunct, and other staff to login to a secure site and keep all SLO and program review information organized.

SLO Committee Site

Access TracDat

Contact the TracDat Administrator below for your username and password:

Dr. Siria Martinez
(530) 668-2536

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