Assessment of Service Learning Courses

The outline below will you help you decide how to assess service learning in your courses and projects. It is important to examine what your students' achievements as well as the effectiveness of using service learning. Faculty may also be interested in the assessment resources listed below. 

Student Reflection/Report

  • Prompting questions
    • Strengths, weaknesses, skills learned through service
    • Peer review of report

Peer Review & Faculty Review

  • Areas of improvement

Journal Entry

  • Clarity, relevance, analysis, interconnections, self-criticism

Interviews and focus groups

Project Presentation

  • Poster presentation
  • PowerPoint presentation


  • Likert Scale

Grading Rubric

Service Learning Assessment Resources

UCO Student Transformative Learning Record- Service Learning and Civic Engagement Rubric  

IUPUI Center for Service and Learning Assessment

The Educators' Guide to Service-Learning Program Evaluation

The Shumer Self-Assessment for Service Learning