The faculty's continuous review of student achievement of course SLOs is documented using the Authentic Assessment Review Record (AARR), which involves a review of student work demonstrating achievement of the course SLO. Faculty record student achievement for a randomly assigned course SLO based on one or more authentic assessments that they regularly perform in their classes. The aggregated results are then reviewed annually as part of Annual Unit Planning, in which the results serve as the basis for actions and, if applicable, resource allocation, and are aligned with college goals and objectives.
An analysis of AARR results from 2021-2022 are shown below:
The chart above shows that students met faculty expectations for student learning for the vast majority of SLOs assessed and reported via the AARR. Specifically, after reviewing student work, faculty reported that “All or most students” or “More than half of students” met faculty expectations for learning, for 393 out of 414 randomly sampled SLOs in 2021-2022, a 95% SLO achievement rate.
Student learning outcomes are established for virtually every program offered at American River college. These outcomes can be found in the SOCRATES curriculum management system and the college catalog.
Assessment of program level student learning outcomes (SLOs) relies on American River College's annual cycle of course-level SLO assessment. This strategy is supported by the Curriculum and SLO Committee’s diligent review of each program's required courses, which includes a requirement that all program SLOs explicitly map to (or are clearly supported by) one or more of the required courses for a degree or a certificate requiring six or more units. The program mapping matrices are verified by departments during their program review (Fall 2021 onward) and any revisions are reviewed by the members of the SLO Assessment committee.