Tools for Assessing Service Learning

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 provides background, tools, and resources. Remember, new tools and resources are being developed all of the time—use the resources below to get started and check back periodically for new assessment resources.

Last Updated: 9/12/14