Assessing Service Learning Courses

IUPUI Center for Service and Learning Assessment

The Educators' Guide to Service-Learning Program Evaluation

The Shumer Self-Assessment for Service Learning

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