National Level Resources
K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice The article that appeared in Growing to Greatness 2008 details the results of intensive work to create and support nationally recognized standards for service-learning. It includes a bibliography of their research and sources.
Can Service-Learning Help Reduce the Achievement Gap? – This article takes a look at the research that supports service-learning as an effective instructional strategy for low-income students.
The Generator, August 2007 – This publication includes a draft of the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice as well as several wonderful articles about quality service-learning. Perhaps the most important resource, though, is the list of reflection questions sorted by higher level thinking skills at the end of the publication.
Lessons from Research on Teaching and Learning: Service-Learning as Effective Instruction – Research supporting the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice including a chart on “How to Integrate the Research on Effective Teaching and Learning into Service-Learning Practice”.
Unpacking What Works in Service-Learning: Promising Research-Based Practices to Improve Student Outcomes – More research supporting the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice.
State Level Resources
Maryland’s 7 Best Practices – Aligned! – This brief power point explains the updated 7 Best Practices and how they are now aligned with NYLC’s K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice.
Maryland’s 7 Best Practices – Aligned! – This is the list of the updated 7 Best Practices and a brief description of each standard.
National K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality of Practice compared to Maryand’s 7 Best Practices of Service-Learning – A side by side comparison of Maryland’s existing service-learning standards, developed in 1995, to the new, national standards, released in 2008.
Local School System Resources