College Assessments

  • Institutional Student Learning Outcomes

    ISLO Statement

    Upon completion of their journey at Los Medanos College, a student will be
    able to:

    1. Communication Competency
    (GE SLO #1, Universal SLO #1. Instructional, Instructional Support Services)

    Read critically, collaborate effectively, and communicate clearly in
    different modalities as a writer, speaker, visual communicator, and/or

    2. Critical Thinking and Information Competency
    (GE SLO #2, Universal SLO #2, Instructional, Instructional Support Services, Library Sciences)

    Think critically, engage in analytic inquiry, use search methodology and
    research tools to access, identify and evaluate information and its

    3. Digital Fluency
    (Student Services, Administrative, Library Sciences, Instructional Support Services)

    Apply technology competency skills to navigate the college systems,
    including the use of appropriate digital tools to successfully achieve
    academic and career goals.

    4. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
    (GE SLO #5, GE SLO #6, Instructional, Instructional Support Services, Student Services)

    Apply scientific inquiry, quantitative reasoning, and/or mathematical
    principles to a variety of lived experiences.

    5. Ethical Insight and Diverse Perspective
    (GE SLO #3, GE SLO #4, Instructional, Student Services, Administrative, Learning Communities)

    Explore diverse social, multicultural, and global perspectives, and
    address ethical problems with a clear understanding of personal, social,
    and civic responsibilities toward principles of equity.

    6. Personal, Academic and Career development
    (Student Services, Learning Communities, Administrative)

    Assess and value one’s own achievements, cultural wealth, and wellbeing, and cultivate resources for personal, educational, and career

    Final Recommendation to SGC (11.22.2021)

  • Program Assessments
  • Course Student Learning Outcome


  • Archive 2021-2022 and prior

    Los Medanos College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  Accreditation demonstrates to the public that the college is of high quality and is endorsed by its peer colleges.

    A component of accreditation is assessment to know how we are doing.  Every instructional program is assessed at least once in five years and all the courses within the program are assessed regularly during these five years to know if changes need to be made to the teaching and learning process to continue to improve student success.  Assessment Cycle 1  (2012-13 to 2016-17)

    Table 1: Assessment Cycle 2 (2017-18 to 2021-22)

    Table 1: Assessment Cycle 2 (2017-18 to 2021-22)


    Every program and course has “Student Learning Outcomes” or SLOs which indicate to students what they should know or be able to do by the end of the course.  By comparing and measuring the results of student progress against these SLOs, faculty gather information on how the program or course is doing and make adjustments to the course or the teaching environment if necessary.

    This webpage shares information with you about the results of the assessment of our programs.  Each summary of the results will provide the following information:

    • The Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) of the Program
    • The assessment – what we looked at, what we found, what we are planning to work on

    We strive to continuously improve our teaching and learning processes and environment so that our students can succeed in their education and career.

    For more information about our programs, please visit the program web pages. 

    For questions and comments about Program Student Learning Outcomes, please contact:


    Marci Lapriore, Chair of TLC (925) 473-6928 or ext. 66928

    LD Green, CSLO/PSLO Assessment Coordinator (925) 473-7857

    Join LD Green, English Professor and CSLO/PSLO Coordinator for help with your CSLOs and PSLOs.

    Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

    Topic: LD Green CSLO/PSLO Coordinator Drop-In Hours

    Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 238 565 0435+16699006833,,2385650435# US (San Jose)+13462487799,,2385650435# US (Houston)

    Cindy McGrath, GE Assessment Coordinator (925)  473-7827