A critical component in active learning initiatives is gathering feedback from participants and assessing how well the effort has met the desired goals of the project. Below are examples and/or resources regarding assessments that teacher-scholars might consider when designing projects and constructing the assessment component.
- American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU): Electoral Voices: Engaging College Students in Elections: An American Democracy Project Best Practices Guide
- American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in partnership with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the New York Times: Political Engagement Project (PEP)
- Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U): Civic Engagement VALUE Rubric
- American Political Science Association (APSA): Assessment in Political Science
- American National Election Study (useful for making comparisons)
- Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE): Survey Measures of Civic Engagement
- CIRP Freshman Survey, Higher Education Research Institute
- National Survey of Student Engagement
- National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) NSLVEoffers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates – the study is free, easy and protective of students’ privacy.