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There are a many resources available to help with service learning. Websites, books, networks, etc..

National Service Learning Clearinghouse is a library of service learning resources that can be purchased.

National Youth Leadership Council

www.nylc.org

Generator School Network is a resource for sharing service learning projects, for professional development and for networking.

**New resources will continually be added to this page.**


Teachers often request a way to assess service learning.

For example, if you included a writing objective for students, their demonstration could include an essay with the following rubric (Each of the criteria could earn up to 4 points. Since there are 3 criteria, the total that could be earned is 12 points. 12 to 10 =A, 9 to 7 =B, 6 to 4 =C, 3 to 1=D, 0=F – adjust it to suit your needs.)

Here are some rubric examples that can be used for service learning projects.

Service Learning Writing Rubric Example
Objective 0 1 2 3 4

Write 4 complete paragraphs describing the service learning project and the process.

Did not write complete paragraph. Wrote one paragraph. Wrote 2 paragraphs. Wrote 3 paragraphs. Wrote 4 or more paragraphs.
Service was not described. Service was not accurately described with many parts missing. Service was fairly described with some parts missing. Service was described well with one or two parts missing. Service process was completely and accurately described.
Did not use complete sentences, subject-verb agreement, correct spelling, or subject-verb agreement. Used complete sentences. Used complete sentences and proper punctuation. Used complete sentences, subject-verb agreement and proper punctuation. Used complete sentences, correct spelling, proper punctuation and subject-verb agreement.
Service Objective Rubric Example
Objective 0 1 2 3 4

Students will work in groups to plant a garden.

Did not contribute to the project. Worked occasionally on the project. Worked on the project most of the time. Worked consistently on the project and cooperated well in the group. Worked hard on the project, cooperated in the group while  providing leadership and/or motivating others.
Service was not attempted Service was not completed or given minimal attention. Service was attempted and given consistent attention. Service was completed with consistent attention. Service was completed with persistent attention and exceptional results.

Here is an example of a rubric that could be used for a service learning presentation.

Service Learning Demonstration Rubric Example
Objective 0 1 2 3 4

Design a plan to prevent diabetes. Use posters, flyers or PowerPoint to  display the plan to the community.

Diabetes prevention was not done or was completely inaccurate. Diabetes prevention plan included at least 1 accurate actions. Diabetes prevention plan  included at least 2 accurate actions. Diabetes prevention plan included at least 3 accurate actions. Diabetes prevention plan included least 4 accurate actions.
Media was not used. Media was not neither neat nor creative or was incomplete. Media was neat or creative. Media was neat and creative. Media was neat, creative, unique  and visually appealing.

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