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Outcomes Assessment is an ongoing, evidence-based approach that indicates the extent to which programs, courses, services, and all college units achieve their intentions. Assessment uses a feedback loop that involves identifying desired results; collecting and analyzing relevant information (data); and then using the findings to stimulate discussions and direct activities that can improve instructional delivery, curricula, programs, and/or services. 

Generally, measurable outcomes are a means to determine what students know, think, feel or do as a result of a given educational experience. Outcomes assessment, including course (SLOs), unit (AUOs), program (PLOs), and institutional levels (ILOs), allows departments to discover if the students are, in fact, learning what they are expected to learn. Outcomes home page.