PHOT 90 - Portraiture - Stage 5 - Holman Turner


Assessment Methods

"The Final Photographic Portrait Project"

Assessment DescriptionStudents were given exams and quizzes throughout the entire semester - essentially each week. However, the ultimate determination in this class was the application of that knowledge, and that determination was based on the student’s “Final Photographic Portrait Project”.
Learning OutcomesThe outcomes addressed were as follows:

1. Students had to produce a cohesive body of eight portraits

2. These portraits had to demonstrate one or more of the lighting techniques taught during the semester.

3. Technical excellence was required for each of them.

4. Finally, presentation was a consideration.
Number of Sections1
Number of Instructors1 - Holman Turner
Number of Students26

Data Analysis

Data Shared With

Department Chair

Data Sharing Methods
  • Shared document files
  • Electronic files
Data SummaryThe following represents the breakdown of students who participated in the “Final Photographic Portrait Project”:

1. There were a total of 26 students on my roster as of the date the Final Project was due and reviewed.

2. Of these, the final statistics were recorded:

a. 9 students scored at 100%

b. 2 students scored at 99%

c. 2 students scored at 95%

d. 2 students scored between 80 & 85%

e. 2 students scored at “0” (one had unofficially withdrawn and the other did not submit a Final Project)
Analysis SummaryThe following represents the analysis of the student’s “Final Photographic Portrait Project”:

1. The Mean Score: 87.7%

2. The Median Score: 94.5

3. Standard Deviation: 25.8%

4. High Score: 100%

5. Low Score: “0”
Next Steps PlannedThese statistics were achieved in a class that struggled each week to keep up. What I hope to do in future classes is to encourage students to push even harder to realize what their “actual potential” is. The following is part of an email sent to me by one of these students:

Hi Holman…

Also I wanted to say thank you for pushing my skills and challenging my creativity.

Learning OutcomesAll


DetailsThere were no changes in the course content. Only the pace in which the material was presented was changed.
Learning OutcomesThe primary outcome of these changes was the ability of the class to adjust to the original pace.

Tentative Future Plans

TermSpring 2014

Implementation of planned changes and reassessment

More DetailsMy plans for the future of this class is to simply continue to present updated material, and to encourage them to realize their actual potential!

SLO Details Storage Location

Additional Highlights

Producing an SLO report has allowed me to more sharply focus many of my in-class activities, and equally as important – to assess the results of those activities.

A CD with examples of the “Final Project Portraits” will be given to the Department Chair to be filed with this report.

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