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 […]

Student-Driven Classroom Evaluation

With increasing interest in student-driven classroom evaluation, more schools consider student evaluations of teachers viable. However, focus should also be on the potential effects of students evaluating the entirety of the learning experience and education system. Opportunities for Meaningful Student Involvement Engaging students in evaluating classes and schools; teacher performance and efficacy; and self-performance and learning can […]

Measuring Activities in Meaningful Student Involvement

When measuring Meaningful Student Involvement activities, its vital to examine the activities that make up what’s happening. Each activity can include many different parts. Here, SoundOut examines the culture of activities, the actions involved, the barriers in activities and the evaluation of activities.   Measuring the Culture of Meaningful Student Involvement When assessing Meaningful Student Involvement […]