The inclusion of service-learning in higher educa¬tion is an opportunity to enhance experiential curricula to increase student success post-graduation in the current dynamic and challenging job market. However, designing effective assessments to measure learning that takes place outside the classroom may be a difficult aspect for educators interested in including community-based learning opportunities in their curricula. A 2014 Community Nutrition course incorporating a service-learning assignment is used as an example of Assessment for Learning to achieve predetermined learning objectives. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how educators can implement structured, multi-faceted assessment within service-learning using intentionally designed assignments that include multiple points of feedback to students, providing opportunities for reflection and learning. Examples of assessment tools that can be applied to a variety of class structures and environments are also provided.


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