Campaign position paper on Assessment in Civic Learning

The Campaign commissioned the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University to develop a comprehensive thought paper on how best to assess civic learning. This paper also addresses the pros and cons of various forms of assessments currently in use and how those assessment models affect civic learning. Read and download the Assessment Options for Civic Learning.

Assessment Tools to Measure Students’ Attainment of Civic Competency

The Campaign, in partnership with the National Center for Learning and Citizenship (NCLC) at the Education Commission of the States (ECS), has developed assessment instruments to measure both student attainment of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions, as well as a school’s civic climate and how well it has embraced its civic mission.

Click here to view the assessments database. 

The student assessment tools seek a middle ground between performance assessment instruments, such as student portfolios and exhibitions of learning, and more narrow multiple choice assessments. 

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The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools is a Project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center University of Pennsylvania.