At Evergreen, a student's learning and progress are assessed through narrative evaluations rather than grades. Typically, at the end of a course, students discuss their academic progress one-on-one with faculty, and they receive written evaluations of their progress. Students prepare self-evaluations, discussing their accomplishments, learning environment, new understandings and goals for the future. Students also evaluate their faculty. It provides faculty, staff and students with information, such as definitions, forms, examples, processes and policies about Evaluations at Evergreen.

Students access and write self-evaluations and evaluations of course faculty through their my.evergreen account. Through my.evergreen you can save draft copies of evaluations, put evaluations in their proper form and print final copies (via the “Print Final” button at the bottom of the screen which also puts the evaluation in the proper form.) Login to my.evergreen.edu and click on “Evaluations” on the left hand side. Click on the type of evaluation (self-evaluation, faculty evaluation) and then click on the applicable course title. For questions about evaluations and my.evergreen contact the Registration Office at 360-867-6180.

According to College policy, all students must write a self-evaluation for each program, course or contract. It is the decision of each faculty or teaching team whether a student’s self-evaluation is required to be included in the student’s transcript. Even when faculty do not require it, the College supports a student's right to include self-evaluations within his/her transcript.

Students should bring a copy of their self-evaluation to the faculty/student evaluation conference at the end of the quarter. After the conference (or if the faculty for this course are not doing conferences), students should mail in or hand-deliver two finalized, signed copies to Registration & Records.

In the student’s evaluation of faculty, students should mention those things which have been important to the educational exchange which has occurred between them and the faculty member. When finalized, students submit one signed copy of the faculty evaluation directly to the faculty, or to the MPA academic support staff (Tricia Bateman or Susan DeRosa, 867-6102) in Lab II, Room 2264. Student evaluations of faculty do not get submitted to the Registration Office.

Another web resource for writing evaluations is the college’s Writing Center page, which provides guidelines for writing evaluations as follows below. The Writing Center also provides assistance through workshops and one-on-one consulting.