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Student Learning Outcomes : Equity and Assessment

Equity and Assessment

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Equitable assessments allow for diverse ways of demonstrating achievement. Rubrics, which help instructors gauge student learning, skills development, and acquisition of learning outcomes, provide criteria by which to assess whether or not the learning outcome was demonstrated.

  • Using rubrics – We all have implicit biases.  But creating a rubric helps us to establish (mostly) objective criteria by which we can score a student’s performance.  A common rubric also helps to promote consistency between faculty scoring the same assignment in different sections, and empowers students by affirming that anyone who meets the standards will succeed.  
  • Share with your students the rubrics and expectations you have for them.  Don’t assume that they will somehow know.  

"Rubrics, when they undergo a culturally conscious development process and are shared with students, can be a way to accurately assess learning for all students while allowing variation in how the learning is demonstrated" (Montenegro & Jankowski, 2017).


Montenegro, E., Jankowski, N. A., & National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2017). Equity and Assessment: Moving towards Culturally Responsive Assessment. Occasional Paper #29. In National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.


Association of American Colleges & Universities: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE)  Value Rubrics

Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment. BLOG

Montenegro, E., Jankowski, N. A., & National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2017). Equity and Assessment: Moving Towards Culturally Responsive Assessment. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. 

Montenegro, E., Jankowski, N. A., & National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2020). A New Decade for Assessment: Embedding Equity into Assessment Praxis. Occasional Paper #42. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. 

Campus Resources 

LA Mission College Student Equity Access and Success (SEAS) Committee. Home page

LA Mission College Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE). Student Equity Reports.

The LOAC Committee

The Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (LOAC) meets the 4th Wednesday each month 3:00-4:30pm. Meetings are virtual during the remote instruction period.

Academic Year 2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

Contact: Sheila MacDowell (SLO Coordinator)


Dr. Sarah Master (Office of Institutional Effectiveness)
Sheila MacDowell, MLIS (Library/SLO Coordinator)

Adult Basic Education: Maryanne Galindo
Arts, Media & Performance: James Lemmon
Associated Students Organization (ASO):
Business/Law: Sylvia Macias
Chicano Studies: Gustavo Jimenez
Child & Family Studies: Rita Grigoryan
Counseling: Aleida Gomez Dobbins
Culinary Arts: Trinidad Silva
Eng./Communication/Journalism: Beville Constantine
Global Languages & Society:
Health & Human Performance: Cindy Cooper
Life Sciences: Dr. Brian Gadd
Math/Com.Sci./Engineering: Emil Sargsyan
Physical Sciences: 
Social Sciences: Mark Pursley
Student Services: Aleida Gomez Dobbins