Sunday, February 17, 2013

Final Project Assessment

Assessment for Project Week has three components:
Student self-assessment
Project leader evaluation
Group final product

The overall goal of the project assessment is to communicate the behaviors, values, and outcomes we would like from our students and help drive them to better outcomes.

Student Self-Assessment
Students will complete a self-assessment at the end of the project to reflect on the following:
  • personal participation, growth, and learning
  • achievement of personal and group goals
  • evaluation of the program
Project Leader Evaluation
Faculty leaders will evaluate each student's participation, performance, and learned outcomes, and they will provide a written group comment for feedback with the option to highlight individual student performances.

Group Final Product
The goal of the group product is to communicate not only what students did on Project Week, but also what they learned in a polished and compelling fashion. The group final product must include the following information:
  • Explanation of what the group did during Project Week
  • Examination of the project's Essential Question
  • Discussion of personal experiences, learned outcomes, and growth
The final product must also be:
  • Presented at the Project Week Symposium
  • In a format that is sharable on line
  • Well organized
  • Mechanically (grammar, spelling) well edited
  • Original (any music or photos are either created by the group or fulfill a specific purpose)
  • Dynamic, interesting and creative
  • Created by the whole group
  • Accompanied by list of works cited
  • Accompanied by 10 photos for the end of program slide show
Examples of the final product include, but are not limited to:
  • an original movie/short film
  • a compelling digital presentation (Keynote, PowerPoint, Prezi, Sliderocket, etc.)
  • an original piece of art with accompanying personal reflections
  • an interactive, multi-media blog
  • a written journal with accompanying photos
  • an functional website 

Final Assessment
The Experiential Learning staff will bestow a Pass or Fail grade for each individual based on the completed student self-assessment, project leader evaluation, and group final product.

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