These are more general assessment resources. For specific measurement tools you will need to answer the following questions. Once you have the answers to these questions it will be easier to pinpoint an actual assessment tool.
What is your outcome that you are trying to measure?
What is the format of the program?
Are you looking for a direct measure of the outcome or a self-report measure?
Do you have any challenges that you are facing with assessment? (e.g. only together a limited amount of time, students don’t return post-tests, etc.)
|National Youth Leadership Council|
They have a clearinghouse of resources. I searched for assessment and came up with a variety of publications assessing different aspect of engagement.
|Service-learning and Assessment: A Field Guide for Teachers||Corporation for National and Community Service||This has some examples of assessment.|
|Campus Compact||This book walks you through assessment at both an individual and institutional level.|
|Bonner Foundation||Bonner Foundation||Bonner always has great resources on their website. Here is some information about assessment found on their wiki.|
|Assessing Service-Learning||Research and Practice in Assessment||The article outlines many tools available for assessment|
|Empowering Community by Assessing and Developing Service Learning Partnerships||Imagining America||Outlines assessment resources, methods, and instruments|
|Civic Mindedness Graduate Scale||IUPUI Center for Service and Learning||They have well-defined dimensions of civic mindedness that might be helpful when developing outcomes.|
|CAS Standards||Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education||The CAS Standards may be helpful when determining your outcomes.|
|Social Change Model of Leadership|
1. Leadership for a Better World: http://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Better-World-Understanding-Development/dp/0470449497
2. A Social Change Model of Leadership Development Guidebook, Version III, Higher Education Research Institute, 1996
|You could use other models to help you determine and measure your outcomes, such as the Social Change Model of Leadership|
|How Service Learning Affects Students||Higher Education Research Institute||Examined the difference in outcomes for service-learning and community service and how the outcomes are facilitated.|
|Assessing Learning in Service-Learning Courses Through Critical Reflection||Journal of Experiential Education, 33(3)|
|Student Civic Learning Outcomes||Tufts University||Outlines outcomes along the domains for civic knowledge, civic skills, and civic values.|
|A Framework for 21st Century Civic-Learning and Democratic Engagement||From AAC&U's A Crucible Moment||Could be used to develop outcomes|
|Student Leadership Development Model||St. Cloud State University||Presents outcomes based on the Social Change Model of Leadership|
|Core Commitments||AAC&U||Provides a framework for personal and social responsibility|
|Educating for Citizenship||AAC&U||Outlines phases of citizenship and the levels of knowledge for each|
|The Civic Learning Spiral||In Civic Engagement in Higher Education by Barbara Jacoby||Outlines the outcomes for each of 6 dimensions|
Assessment Resources at Other Colleges
|Skidmore College||Office of Community Service Programs||This site provides examples of rubrics available and potential outcomes|
|Creighton University||Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment||They have tutorials available in powerpoint format.|
|Towson University||Civic Engagement and Leadership||Provides assessment tools for faculty|
|Western Carolina University||Center for Service Learning||This site contains links to example outcomes and measurement tools.|
Scales and Rubrics
|AAC&U Value Rubrics||AAC&U|
These rubrics can be very helpful in helping you define your outcomes. You can download all the rubrics including the civic engagement ones on the AAC&U website.
|Service Engagement and Student Impact - Evaluation Tool||Indiana Campus Compact|
Evaluation tool measuring service engagement and student impact.
|The Measure of Service Learning: Research Scales to Assess Student Experiences||American Psychological Association||This book has a variety of quantitative measurement scales.|
|Uniform Assessment of the Benefits of Service Learning: The Development, Evaluation, and Implementation of the Seleb Scale||Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 14(3)|
|Civic Attitudes and Skills Questionnaire||Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning 8(2)|
Title: "Psychometric Properties and Correlates of the Civic Attitudes and Skills Questionnaire (CASQ): A Measure of Students' Attitudes Related to Service-Learning"
|NSSE and BCSSE||Center for Postsecondary Research (IU)||Institutional assessment measures|
|CIRP||Higher Education Research Institute||Administered to freshmen across the US|
|MSL||Measures the 7 c's of the social change model of leadership|
|NASCE||Siena College||Measures community engagement across the institution|
|Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Principles and Techniques||Campus Compact||This book walks you through assessment at both an individual and institutional level.|
|Looking In, Reaching Out||Campus Compact||Provides tools to help institutions assess where they are with engagement and develop new programs|
Measuring Community Impact
|Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Principles and Techniques||Campus Compact|
Chapter on Community Impact, Matrix on p. 87 provides a list of concepts and indicators. Chapter also contains a survey and protocols for observation, interview, and focus group.
|Looking In, Reaching Out||Campus Compact||Chapter on How to Develop Campus-Community Partnerships. Provide worksheets for each stage in the process that you and the community partner would complete.|
|Promise of Partnerships||Campus Compact||Chapter on Assessing Partnerships - gives some characteristics of sustainable partnerships and provides an example of a cost/benefit analysis.|
|Center for Urban Studies|
Provides characteristics of partnerships that you could assess.
|Rubrics for the GSN Self-Assessment Process||Generator School Network||Rubric for assessing a service learning project|
|Focus on Assessment and Evaluation||Minnesota Campus Compact||Provides a variety of assessment resources|
|Assessment Resources||IUPUI Center for Service and Learning||Provides resources on assessment|
|Methods and Strategies for Community Partner Assessment||Community-Campus Partnerships for Health||Includes the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation end of program survey and focus group questions|
Tracking Hours / Outcomes (software)
|Serve.Track.Report (webinar on tracking software from Campus Compact of the Mountain West)|