SLO Assessment

SLO Assessment

 

The ESL Department's Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessment process is documented and described below. For more details, please contact the department chair, and view the rest of our department website.

Department SLO Assessment Process

Department SLO Progress Highlights:


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Credit ESL Program Student Learning Oucomes

Requirements for the Certificate of Accomplishment:

The  Certificate of Accomplishment in Advanced Academic ESL provides students, prospective employers, and others with documented evidence of persistence and academic accomplishment in ESL. Each course must be completed with a final grade of C or higher. Where available, grades of Pass may be used.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of and ability to read critically a variety of genres of authentic texts
  2. Demonstrate ability to write expository essays and academic summaries.
  3. Demonstrate ability to use various grammatical structures to establish sequence and coherence.
  4. Speak with increasing confidence, fluency, and control in formal and informal oral communication
  5. Recognize and correct pronunciation and speech problems that impede successful communication.


Noncredit ESL Program Student Learning Outcomes

The noncredit ESL program is tuition free and dedicated to the teaching of  non-native speakers of English to enable them to have the language skills necessary to achieve a variety of social, academic, and vocational goals.

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand oral communication in a variety of contexts.
  2. Speak on a variety of topics in social and work-related contexts.
  3. Use increasingly complex grammatical patterns.
  4. Use word analysis, vocabulary development strategies and reading  strategies to read and comprehend authentic texts on familiar topics.
  5. Write a variety of correspondence and produce coherent short pieces of writing.

 

Noncredit ESL Pathways  -  Student Learning Outcomes

Noncredit ESL students can progress from literacy classes through low advanced classes.  Students can also focus on certain skills such as listening, speaking, reading or writing as they progress through the noncredit program.  In addition, Noncredit ESL provides career and technical pathways for students who are interested in English for job preparation.  Finally, there are classes for students who want to prepare for the citizenship test.  Below are updated student learning outcomes from the 1992 California State Adult Education Model Standards, upon which each of our individual course student learning outcomes is based. 

See the The Noncredit ESL Course Assessment Process

 

Literacy student learning outcomes

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Use a few English words to express basic survival needs.
  2. Recognize letters of the alphabet, numbers and some simple words.
  3. Recognize a limited range of simple spoken isolated words, phrases and questions.
  4. Demonstrate ability to copy letters of the alphabet, numbers and isolated words and phrases.

 

General ESL Study student learning outcomes

Beginning Low ESL

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand frequently used spoken words, expressions and questions in familiar contexts in conversation.
  2. Be able to correctly use learned phrases and sentences in basic and common social conversations.
  3. Construct limited meaning from reading materials on learned topics.
  4. Be able to write English language numbers, letters, personal information and previously learned simple sentences and messages.

Beginning High ESL

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Express limited understanding of spoken English in familiar contexts.
  2. Engage in simple conversations in English in a variety of common and basic social situations.
  3. Determine the meaning of new words by applying basic word analysis and vocabulary development skills.
  4. Recognize new words using visual clues in simplified reading material.
  5. Produce grammatically correct sentences in a short loosely organized paragraph.

Low Intermediate ESL

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Comprehend spoken English in extended conversation containing some unfamiliar words in familiar contexts.
  2. Participate in increasingly extended conversations about topics beyond survival or routine activities.
  3. Differentiate between fact and fiction in simplified reading material and some authentic material using a variety of word analysis skills to determine the meaning of new words.
  4. Organize relevant ideas and appropriate details into one or more clearly organized paragraph in a report or personal correspondence.

High Intermediate ESL

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand essential information in spoken English in extended conversations, lectures, or speeches.
  2. Engage in conversations and interviews in familiar and some unfamiliar contexts using appropriate syntax and level of formality.
  3. Interpret authentic reading materials on common topics and interpret the meaning of readings on specialized topics.
  4. Be able to produce a brief compositions or reports with relevant ideas with clearly organized ideas and control of basic grammatical patterns.

Low Advanced ESL

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand descriptive and factual material in spoken English.
  2. Engage in casual and extended conversations with increasing fluency and control of grammatical patterns.
  3. Comprehend authentic reading materials on abstract topics in familiar contexts as well as descriptions and narrations of factual material.
  4. Be able to write compositions on familiar material using complex grammatical patterns accurately.

 

Vocational ESL student learning outcomes

Beginning VESL Skills

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify basic job terminology which may include tools, supplies, materials and safety instructions.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate physical and verbal responses to instructions and understanding of basic workplace procedures.
  3. Engage in basic interview skills.
  4. Recognize simple workplace signs and announcements such as want ads, safety signs, written instructions and directions.
  5. Understand basic work ethics such as teamwork, punctuality, workplace behavior and appropriate dress.
  6. Basic worker/ employee rights and responsibilities.
  7. Create simple resumes and cover letters for specific job announcements.

Intermediate VESL Skills

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify requirements and responsibilities for job, which may include state and federal requirements.
  2. Effective communication between employees and employer, or patient or client.
  3. Identification of safety issues and worker rights.
  4. Be able to work in a multicultural work environment.
  5. Use a variety of reading strategies to understand technical topics.
  6. Create resumes and cover letters for specific job announcements.
  7. Be able to write a variety of workplace reports and correspondence.

Citizenship Preparation student learning outcomes
 English language relating to effective citizenship.

Upon completion of courses in this program, students will be able to:

  1. Relate personal information found in the Petition for Naturalization
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. History
  3. Comprehend the structure and functions of the U.S. Federal Government, State Government, and local government.
  4. Understand the rights and responsibilities of new citizens.
  5. Identify the values reflected in the U.S. Constitution.

Program Outcomes

Majors, certificates, and programs are on a regular cycle of review, during which outcomes are updated and revised. See program details below, with links to SLOs and timeline for advancing to next stage of assessment.

Program title
Advanced Academic ESL Certificate
ESL Literacy Certificate
ESL Beginning Low 1 Certificate
ESL Beginning Low 2 Certificate
ESL Beginning Low 1-2 Intensive Certificate
ESL Beginning 1-4 Multilevel Certificate
ESL Beginning Low Conversation Certificate
ESL Beginning Low Focus Skills Certificate
ESL Beginning High 3 Certificate
ESL Beginning High 4 Certificate
ESL Beginning High Focus Skills Certificate
ESL Beginning Workplace Skills Certificate
ESL Computer Assisted Intermediate Certificate
ESL for Health Professionals Certificate
ESL Intermediate Low 5 Certificate
ESL Intermediate Low 6 Certificate
ESL Intermediate Low Focus Skills Certificate
ESL Intermediate High 7-8 Intensive
Certificate
ESL Intermediate High 8 Certificate
ESL Intermediate High Conversation Certificate
ESL Intermediate High Focus Skills Certificate
ESL Intermediate High Reading Certificate
ESL/ABE for Automotive Technology Certificate
Beginning Low VESL Communication Certificate
Beginning Low VESL for Housekeeping Workers Certificate
Beginning VESL for Construction Workers Certificate
Beginning VESL for Janitorial Workers Certificate
Beginning VESL for the Hospitality Industry Certificate
Intermediate VESL for Biotech Workers Certificate
Intermediate VESL for Child Development Workers Certificate
Intermediate VESL for Clerical Workers Certificate
Intermediate VESL for Construction Workers Certificate
Intermediate VESL for Health Workers Certificate
Intermediate VESL for Hospitality Workers Certificate
Intermediate VESL for Job Searching Certificate
Intermediate VESL for Printing Workers Certificate
Intermediate VESL for Transit Operators Certificate
Vocational ESL Office Training Certificate

Course Outcomes

Course outlines are on a regular cycle of review, during which class outcomes are updated and revised. See details below, with links to SLOs or course outlines with embedded SLOs and a timeline for advancing to next stage of assessment.

Course title
ESL 75. Intermediate Editing and Grammar Review
ESL 85. Advanced Editing and Grammar Review
ESL 110. Introductory Academic ESL
ESL 112. Introductory Listening/Speaking
ESL 120. Low-Intermediate Academic ESL
ESL 120R. Low-Intermediate Academic ESL
ESL 120W. Low-Intermediate Academic ESL
ESL 122. Low-Intermed. Listening/Spkg.
ESL 130. Intermediate Academic ESL
ESL 132. Intermed. Listening/Speaking
ESL 142. High-Intermed. Listening/Spkg.
ESL 49. Pronunciation
ESL 51A. ESL for Child Development
ESL 66. Advanced Listening and Reading
ESL 69. Accent Improvement
ESL 79. Advanced Speaking and Pronunciation
ESL 140. High-Intermediate Academic ESL
ESL 150. Advanced Academic ESL
ESL 160. High-Advanced Academic ESL
ESL 170. ESL College Reading & Composition
ESL, ACADEMIC
ESLA 3012. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
ESLA 3565. Strategies for Success in Credit ESL
ESL, BRIDGE
ESLB 3821. Introduction to Computers for ESL-Intermediate
ESLB 3822. Keyboarding for ESL Students
ESLB 4821. Introduction to Computers for ESL-Intermediate
ESLB 4822. Keyboarding for ESL Students
ESL, CITIZENSHIP
ESLC 3030. ESL Citizenship - Literacy
ESLC 3031. ESL Citizenship
ESLC 3032. ESL/Citizenship for Multi-Level 1-4
ESLC 3033. ESL Citizenship Multi-Level 5-8
ESLC 4032. ESL Citizenship Multi-Level 1-4
ESLC 4033. ESL Citizenship Multi-Level 5-8
ESL, FOCUS
ESLF 3000. Native Language Literacy
ESLF 3001. ESL Women's Issues
ESLF 3002. ESL Current Events
ESLF 3003. ESL Math
ESLF 3005. Writing With a Computer - Intermediate
ESLF 3006. Computer Assisted ESL
ESLF 3007. Computer Assisted ESL - Beginning Low
ESLF 3008. Computer Assisted ESL - Beginning High
ESLF 3011. English Through Song Lyrics
ESLF 3020. ESL Skills Computer Lab
ESLF 3126. Listening-Begining Low
ESLF 3127. Speaking - Beginning Low
ESLF 3128. Reading-Begining Low
ESLF 3129. Writing - Beginning Low
ESLF 3144. Pronunciation, Beginning
ESLF 3346. Listening - Beginning High
ESLF 3347. Speaking - Beginning High
ESLF 3348. Reading - Beginning High
ESLF 3349. Writing - Beginning High
ESLF 3566. Listening - Intermediate Low
ESLF 3567. Speaking - Intermediate Low
ESLF 3568. Reading - Intermediate Low
ESLF 3569. Writing - Intermediate Low
ESLF 3581. Vocabulary Power
ESLF 3584. Pronunciation - Intermediate
ESLF 3585. Accelerated Grammar
ESLF 3786. Listening - Intermediate High
ESLF 3787. Speaking - Intermediate High
ESLF 3788. Reading - Intermediate High
ESLF 3789. Writing - Intermediate High
ESLF 3790. Telling Stories for ESL Students
ESLF 3791. ESL Through Story-Based Video and TV
ESLF 4006. Intermediate CALL
ESLF 4007. Beginning Low CALL
ESLF 4008. Beginning High CALL
ESLF 4127. Beginning Low Conversation
ESLF 4347. Conversation-Beginning High
ESLF 4567. Intermediate Low Conversation
ESLF 4569. Writing - Intermediate Low
ESLF 4787. Intermediate High Conversation
ESLF 5006. Computer Assisted ESL
ELS, NONCREDIT GENERAL
ESLN 3010. ESL Literacy A
ESLN 3016. ESL Literacy A - B
ESLN 3020. ESL Literacy B
ESLN 3100. Beginning Low 1
ESLN 3105. Beginning Low 1 - A
ESLN 3106. Beginning Low 1 - B
ESLN 3140. Beginning 1-4 Multi-level
ESLN 3145. Beginning 1-4 Multi-level
ESLN 3146. Beginning 1-4 Multi-Level B
ESLN 3150. Beginning Low 1-2 Intensive
ESLN 3200. Beginning Low 2
ESLN 3205. Beginning Low 2 - A
ESLN 3206. Beginning Low 2 - B
ESLN 3300. Beginning High 3
ESLN 3305. Beginning High 3 - A
ESLN 3306. Beginning High 3 - B
ESLN 3340. Beginning High 3-4 Multilevel
ESLN 3350. Beginning High 3-4 Intensive
ESLN 3400. Beginning High 4
ESLN 3405. Beginning High 4 - A
ESLN 3406. Beginning High 4 - B
ESLN 3500. Intermediate Low 5
ESLN 3505. Intermediate Low 5 - A
ESLN 3506. Intermediate Low 5 - B
ESLN 3550. Intermediate Low 5-6 Intensive
ESLN 3560. Intermediate Low 5-6 Multilevel
ESLN 3580. Intermediate 5-8 Multi-Level
ESLN 3600. Intermediate Low 6
ESLN 3605. Intermediate Low 6 - A
ESLN 3606. Intermediate Low 6 - B
ESLN 3700. Intermediate High 7
ESLN 3750. Intermediate High 7-8 Intensive
ESLN 3780. Intermediate High 7/8 Multi-Level
ESLN 3785. Intermediate High 7-8 Intensive
ESLN 3786. Intermediate High 7-8 Intensive B
ESLN 3800. Intermediate High 8
ESLN 3900. Advanced Low 9
ESLN 4015. ESL Literacy A
ESLN 4150. Beginning Low 1-2 Intensive
ESLN 4151. Beginning Low 1-2 Intensive B