SoundOut Assessment and Evaluation Tools

SoundOut has created and collected dozens of evaluation and assessment tools focused on student voice, student engagement and Meaningful Student Involvement. Following are some of our tools.   Examples Students as Evaluators Students as Learning Evaluators   Issues Assessment Standardized Curriculum, Assessment and Meaningful Student Involvement Formative Assessment and Meaningful Student Involvement School Needs Assessments […]

Assessing Student Engagement

SoundOut defines student engagement as any sustained connection a student has with education. That can include people, places, activities, ideas, dispositions, outcomes, or otherwise. These connections can happen psychologically, emotionally, socially and otherwise. The SoundOut Student Engagement Conditions Assessment Tool can help you determine whether the following conditions are intact in your school, classroom, or program. If they are intact, […]

Assessing the Conditions for Student Voice by Michael Fielding

This article was originally published as “Assessing the Conditions for Student Voice” and was written by Michael Fielding of the University of Sussex. It was originally published in FORUM Vol. 43, No. 2 in Summer 2001. It is included here with permission from author. Speaking Who is allowed to speak? To whom are they allowed to […]

Standardized Curriculum, Assessment and Meaningful Student Involvement

Over the course of the last 15 years, I have repeatedly heard Meaningful Student Involvement is largely incompatible with the continued drive for standardized learning, teaching and assessment in Western education. As the student engagement specialist in Washington’s education agency, I studied the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 shortly after it was released. […]

Students Against Testing

Students Against Testing was a New Jersey-based national organization created to be a strong force against the score-obsessed education machine known as standardized testing. At the same time, SAT also existed as an advocate for bringing positive, creative and real-life learning activities into the schools. Related Students as Advocates Elsewhere Online Students Against Testing website