Evaluation Framework

The following evaluation framework is embedded in the first and final topics of each unit. Its purpose is to enable you to gather information about the students’ learning.
  STUDENTS Pre-topic evaluation Before you begin the topic, ask all of the students who are undertaking the package to write or draw about
  1. What do you think graffiti is?
  2. Where did you see it?
  3. Who made it?
  4. How did it make you feel?
  5. What else do you think about graffiti?
If students undertake the evaluation individually, it will help your comparisons if
  • each answer is numbered correctly.
  • you or the students have written their first name to the sheet.
  • each student’s work is on a separate piece/s of paper.
  • you have scribed students’ explanations if they have drawn their ideas.
  • you find a safe place to keep the evaluations until the end of the project.
You might also choose to have students answer the questions as a whole class, or to work with small groups of students. Post-project evaluation At the end of the project ask all of the students who have undertaken the package to write or draw about
  1. What do you think graffiti is?
  2. Where did you see it?
  3. Who made it?
  4. How does it make you feel?
  5. What parts of the topic did you find interesting?
  6. Was there anything that surprised you?
  7. What parts did you find difficult?
  8. When you see graffiti now, what do you think about it?
  9. What would you say about this topic to other students?
  10. What else do you think about graffiti?
Again, it will help your comparisons if:
  • each answer is numbered correctly,
  • you or the students have added their first name to their sheet,
  • each student’s work is on a separate piece/s of paper,
  • you have scribed students’ explanations if they have drawn their ideas.
  TEACHERS Pre-topic evaluation Before you begin planning the project, you might also take a short amount of time to write and/or draw your own ideas about
  1. What you think graffiti is?
  2. Where you have seen it?
  3. Who you think made it?
  4. How it makes you feel?
  5. Anything else you think about graffiti?
  6. What do you expect the students to achieve in this topic?
  7. What do you expect to achieve from this topic?
Professional reflections will be supported if you:
  • ensure that each answer is numbered correctly.
  • annotate any drawings you make.
  • keep the pre-topic evaluation in a safe place until the end of the topic.
Post-topic evaluation

At the end of the project you might take a short amount of time to write and/or draw about

  1. What you think graffiti is?
  2. Where you have seen it?
  3. Who you think has made it?
  4. How it makes you feel?
  5. What parts of the topic did you found interesting?
  6. Was there anything that surprised you?
  7. What parts did you find difficult?
  8. When you see graffiti now, what do you think about it?
  9. What would you say about this topic to other teachers?
  10. What else do you think about graffiti?
  11. What do you think the students achieved from undertaking this topic?
  12. What do you believe you achieved from undertaking this topic?

You might find it interesting yourself to compare the answers to the questions from before and after for the students and for yourself.