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Student Learning Outcomes

The term student learning outcomes is used at institutions of postsecondary education to identify statements on what students are expected to learn and what they are expected to be able to do, explain, demonstrate, or understand as a result of attending and participating in a class, experience, or opportunity. This entry explores the topic of student learning outcomes and discusses who has responsibility for student learning, the benefits of using student learning outcomes, key characteristics of student learning outcome statements, and issues to consider when assessing student learning outcomes.

Responsibility for Student Learning

Most internal and external constituents with a stake in higher education believe students grow and develop from attending institutions of postsecondary education. The rationale and reason for the development of these outcomes most ...

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