Tools for Assessing Community-Engaged Teaching

As with any program, a variety of tools and methods can be used to evaluate service-learning. Evaluation is essential not only for documenting a program’s effectiveness and demonstrating accountability, but also for informing continued development or improvement of programs. Evaluation is not the end of an initiative; it is an essential part of the on-going process that provides an opportunity to be deliberative, reflective and creative. Below are a summary of websites and a list of publications that provide background, tools and resources. New tools and resources are being developed constantly — use the resources below to get started, and check back periodically for new assessment resources.