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.

https://com.strategicplanningonline.com/SPOLNET/Default.aspx

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Entering Course Student Learning Outcome (CLO) Data into SPOL

NOTE: Please contact Lauren Harper at ext. 8232 (lharper1@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.

    https://com.strategicplanningonline.com/SPOLNET/Default.aspx

  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 Assessment Data Entry

  5. The course(s) you are teaching for this assessment period will be listed in the drop down menu under Classes. Click on the drop down to see the class(es)/section(s) that require assessment. Select the appropriate section.

  6. Under Means of Assessment, click on the CLO you will be providing data for.

  7. Under Criteria, select the CLO again.

  8. You will now see findings, if any are entered. Click the plus sign to enter data.

  9. You are now on the Create a New Finding page. Note the following items on the page.

    1. The Criteria Description provides you with the CLO.

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

    3. Use of Results 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 Target 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 75% on the assignment, 20 would be entered in the Sample Size box.

    6. The Number Met is requesting the number of students that met the criteria. For example, if 20 students attempted Writing Assignment 1 and 16 students scored at least 75% on the assignment, 16 would be entered in the Number Met box. Percent Met will be automatically calculated based on sample size/number met.

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

  10. Once the Finding is saved, you will be returned to the page showing all CLOs for the course. Repeat steps 6 through 9 for the remaining CLOs. NOTE: Every CLO is not required to have data. If CLOs #1, #3, and #5 are being assessed, only provide data for those CLOs.


If you have any questions or technical issues, please contact Lauren Harper at ext. 8232 (lharper1@com.edu).

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