Service Learning Rubric #2

Elements of Service Learning

Project-Based Instruction

Beginning

Developing

Advanced

Preparation  

Teacher has determined entry points in curriculum.

Teacher has determined entry points in curriculum.

Teacher has assessed student interest and motivation to participate in service-learning project.

Teacher has determined entry points in curriculum.

Teacher has assessed student interest and motivation to participate in service-learning project.

Teacher has prepared some scaffolding activities to introduce students to community issues and needs.

Student Voice

Students are encouraged to contribute opinions and concerns about community issues and needs.

Students are encouraged to contribute opinions and concerns about community issues and needs.

Students contribute ideas about plans for service-learning experience and suggest modifications to enhance learning.

Students are encouraged to contribute opinions and concerns about community issues and needs.

Students contribute ideas about the service-learning experience and suggest modifications to enhance learning.

Students assist in the design of all phases of the project.

Collaboration

Teacher has made contact with organizations that may be willing to collaborate.

Teacher has made contact with organizations that may be willing to collaborate.

Community partners have been established. Teacher/students communicate with partners about service and learning goals.

Teacher has made contact with organizations that may be willing to collaborate.

Community partners have been established. Teacher/students communicate with partners about service and learning goals.

Communication and interaction exists with community partners throughout project.

Curriculum Integration

Service Learning project is connected to content-area standards.

Activities require students to use and/or further develop one or more content-area skills.

Service Learning project is strongly and logically connected to content-area standards.

Activities require students to use and/or further develop one or more content-area skills.

Standards to be addressed have been identified.

Service Learning project is strongly and logically connected to content-area standards.

Activities require students to use and/or further develop one or more content-area skills.

Standards to be addressed have been identified.

Various assessment strategies are used to target specific standards.

Service

Service experience is a single task or event.

 

Service experience has been broken down into steps or parts.

Students participate in and complete one or more of the steps or parts.

Service has been broken down into manageable tasks. 

Students participate in and complete one or more of the steps or parts.

Students document that they have fulfilled part of CPS 40-hour service- learning requirement.

Reflection

 

 

Some class time is devoted to structured reflection activities.

Some class time is devoted to structured reflection activities.

Reflection opportunities exist before, during, and after service.

Some class time is devoted to structured reflection activities.

Reflection opportunities exist before, during, and after service.

Multiple methods of reflection are employed and may allow students to choose the form of expression i.e. journal, portfolios, artwork, photography, drama.

Assessment

Assessment is limited to achieving particular goals or addressing specific standards. Students are made aware of expectations at the onset.

Assessment is limited to achieving particular goals or addressing specific standards. Students are made aware of expectations at the onset.

Frequent feedback is given in the form of comments, praise, and suggestions for improvement.

 

Assessment is limited to achieving particular goals or addressing specific standards. Students are made aware of expectations at the onset.

Frequent feedback is given in the form of comments, praise, and suggestions for improvement.

Multiple assessment strategies are used.

Evidence of learning from a variety of sources.

Celebration

 

 

 

Service learning experience is celebrated and acknowledged through a presentation to an audience. 

Students, teacher, & community partners determine presentation style & audience collectively. (Example:  video shown at a parent night.)

Evaluation

Teacher evaluates Service Learning project for impact on student learning and the community.

Teacher evaluates Service Learning project for impact on student learning and the community.

Teacher works with colleagues and community partners in evaluation process.

Teacher evaluates Service Learning project for impact on student learning and the community.  

Teacher works with colleagues and community partners in evaluation process.

Documentation of evaluation process and outcomes.

Professional Development

 

 

Service Learning project is used as a tool for professional development. 

Successful and effective projects are inspirational!