Essential Learning Outcomes Assessment (ELOA)
Previous results and reports
ELOA was completed by 477 incoming first-years (91% of those invited to participate) in Fall 2009, and by 320 spring-semester seniors (74% of those invited to participated) in Spring 2010. Findings from ELOA provide information about students’ experiences in developing the essential learning outcomes of college; their expectations about the role of these outcomes in their future lives; and their approach to monitoring their own learning. Students are also asked to complete a short essay on one of several topics, such as their understanding of “effective writing” and how one becomes an effective writer; their experience learning something that was difficult for them; or their conceptualization of outcomes directly related to the mission of St. Olaf, such as “global perspective” or “vocation.”
Incoming first-year students – Fall 2009
Seniors – Spring 2010
Other useful information
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