SPOL (Assessment)

Course level assessment is now available in SPOL (Strategic Planning Online). Faculty can now return to SPOL in order to complete assessment data for classes by using the link below. This is our beta/testing site for SPOL. The Assessment Module is currently being redesigned by SPOL so data will need to be entered into the beta/test site for consistency during this academic year. Step-by-step documentation for entering course level assessment data is also provided below.


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Entering Course Student Learning Outcome (CLO) Data into SPOL

NOTE: Please contact Cheryl Young at ext. 8232 (cyoung1@com.edu) if you find that your class is missing or you are experiencing technical issues within SPOL.

  1. Strategic Planning Online (SPOL) can be accessed using the following link. SPOL works with the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Safari.


    This is our beta/testing site for SPOL. Please do not try to access the Assessment Module through the link on the OPEAR webpage. The Assessment Module is currently being redesigned by SPOL so data will need to be entered into the beta/test site.

  2. Log in username and password will be the same as your network password when logging into your computer on campus.

  3. From the My Spol page, click on Assessment. This will take you to the Assessment Homepage.

  4. On the Assessment Homepage, click on Rubric Data Entry

  5. The course(s) you are teaching for this assessment period will be listed under Courses. Click on the plus sign to see the class(es)/section(s) that require assessment.

  6. Under Rubrics by Class, click on the plus sign for the class/section you will be providing data for.

  7. Clicking on the plus sign will reveal a list of course student learning outcomes (CLOs).

  8. Select the CLO you will be entering assessment data for by clicking the plus sign.

  9. Once the CLO is selected, a Measurements box will appear. Click Add to enter your assessment data for the specific CLO. In this example: Develop ideas with appropriate support and attribution.

    NOTE: Every CLO is not required to have data. If CLOs #1, #3, and #5 are being assessed, only provide data for those CLOs.

  10. The Create a New Measurement page will now be displayed. Note the following items on the page.

    1. The Rubric Description provides you with the CLO and the general Criteria for Success that the assessment methodology will be determined and provided by the instructor of the class.

    2. The Measurement Date is automatically populated with today’s date.

    3. The Measurement Notes is where actual results and use of results will be entered. Remember to include what measurement you used (i.e. exam, project, portfolio, etc.), your results, and the number of students that attempted the assessment as well as the number of students that achieved the assessment.

    4. Verify that the projected score is the appropriate “Criteria for Success”. In this example, 75% of the students attempting the assessment will be successful.

    5. The Sample Size box is used to collect the number of students that took or attempted the assessment. For example, if 20 students attempted Writing Assignment 1 and 16 students scored at least 70% on the assignment, 20 would be entered in the Sample Size box.

    6. The Actual Score is requesting the percent of students that met the criteria. In this example, 16 divided by 20 equals 80%. 80% is entered in the Actual Score box.

    7. Verify that the class you wish to assess is listed under the Class.

    8. Click on the disk icon near the top right hand corner to save your data.

  11. Once Measurement data is saved, the Measurement Details page will show data entered. Click on the left-pointing green arrow to go back to the Rubric Data Entry by Class page.

  12. You have returned to the Rubric Data Entry By Class for Planning Year page. Repeat steps 5 through 11 for the remaining CLOs.

If you have any questions or technical issues, please contact Cheryl Young in OPEAR at x8232 or cyoung1@com.edu.

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