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“Although assessments aiming at one or several impacts, and focusing on a single stage of a service-learning project, can be informative in answering specific questions on the value of service-learning, they cannot systematically guide the planning and implementation of service-learning projects.”
—Dr. Guili Zhang,East Carolina University, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Assessing Service-Learning

Because, service-learning is not credit for service (or time) and because service-learning is an integrated text of an academic course that provides credit for learning, and because service-learning is based on reciprocal University-Community partnerships:

  • We measure academic learning AND
  • civic learning AND
  • We also need to ensure community interest is addressed

There are many tools you can borrow or adapt to assess your service-learning class: