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Guidelines for Assessing Credit-Bearing Service-Learning Subjects


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Given the large number and variety of credit-bearing service-learning (SL) subjects offered by different departments and the large number of staff involved in teaching and assessing students in those subjects, there is a strong need to ensure that:

  • There is consistency in the criteria and standards for assessing students’ performance to maintain parity and fairness in grading across different SL subjects;
  • All the common intended learning outcomes of SL subjects are properly assessed and students’ attainment of those outcomes are reflected in the overall subject grade awarded.

This paper elaborates on PolyU’s General Assessment Regulations as applied to SL subjects, and proposes a set of sample rubrics for assessing students’ achievement with regard to the four common learning outcomes of SL subjects.


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