Assessments

Our assessment tools are created by our community of dialogue and deliberation educators and practitioners. They can be modified according to the needs of collaborative discussion coaches. They are designed to

  • Support coaches by prompting reflection on the implementation of individual activities and review their overall certificate program design. These assessments offer coaches the opportunity to revise and improve their work (see Assessments #2, #3, and #4)

  • Engage participants in deeper analysis of their collaborative discussion skills through self-assessment. This assessment can be offered to participants to help support their individual growth. They can also be administered by coaches to help them design a program that fits the needs of their audience (see Assessment #5)

  • Empower participants to identify and evaluate collaborative discussion skills in practice. This assessment encourages participants to step outside of the discussion and offer a meta or external analysis of how the group is practicing collaborative discussion skills, encouraging a deeper form of engagement with skill development (see Assessment #6)

  • Offer feedback to our community to help us build an evidence-based program. We request that all certificate programs conduct a pre/post participant survey to help us better evaluate the learning outcomes of our programs. These surveys are shared directly with the Interactivity Foundation. Participant feedback is anonymous and individual responses are not publicly shared. The aggregated feedback will help us to better evaluate learning outcomes (see Assessment #1)

Completed by
Participants (individually)

Time
10-15 minutes

Assessment 1
Pre/Post Participant Survey

Completed by
Coaches

Time
5-10 minutes

Assessment 4
In Real Time Toolkit Activity Assessment

Completed by
Coaches

Time
Varies

Assessment 2
Certificate Program Reflection

Completed by
Participants

Time
5-10 minutes

Assessment 5
Participant Self Assessment

Completed by
Coaches or participants
(individually or in groups)

Time
Varies

Assessment 3
Toolkit Activity Reflection

Completed by
Participants

Time
50 minutes

Assessment 6
Participant Peer Assessment