At Evergreen, a student's learning and academic progress are assessed in narrative evaluations rather than grades. Students will receive multiple evaluations from faculty, as well as write their own self-evaluations, which can contribute to their overall transcript.
Evaluations serve as an alternative to grades. As narrative documents, they are far more descriptive. While a grade can reveal nothing about the thinking that went into a student's work or what work the student completed, evaluations express the reactions of both students and faculty members to that particular student's work. These detailed documents often provide specific examples of achievement or progress within a particular program or other mode of learning, e.g., a contract.
The evaluation process includes:
- Faculty Evaluation of Student
- Student Self-Evaluation
How does the evaluation process work?
At the end of a course/program/contract, students:
- write self-evaluations, summarizing their accomplishments, new understandings, and goals for the future
- meet and discuss their academic progress with faculty and receive their evaluation from faculty
- write evaluations of their faculty
- submit self-evaluations to permanent transcripts (optional)
At the end of the course/program/contract, faculty:
- prepare evaluations of students' achievements
- meet and discuss evaluations with students during evaluation week
- submit evaluations to students' permanent transcript
How does the evaluation process impact the Academic Statement?
Before graduation from the College, students:
- write an iterative Academic Statement on an annual basis while enrolled at the College, incorporating and/or reflecting upon both their self-evaluations and evaluations of them by faculty
- complete a final Academic Statement and submit it to their permanent transcripts during the quarter they plan to graduate