Resources to aid you through the CAP process and provide information to help students understand the connections between their CAP issue, civic actions, and public policy.
CAP Research Log (pdf) – This log helps guide students through the research process. – Hayley Lotspeich
Group Information Form (pdf) – Form for students to keep track of their group’s CAP progress. – Patricia Vasquez
CAP Essentials for Students
A step-by-step guide through the civic action process for students.
Take a look at what other CAP students are up to.
The CAP Multimedia Contest gives students a chance to showcase their work and win prizes.
Passionate alumni who have successfully completed projects and found CAP to be an excellent way to get youth civically engaged.
Assessment should focus on the amount and quality of independent critical thinking; policy analysis; and students’ abilities to identify, seek out, and communicate effectively with people who can help them impact the issue they are working on. Assessment should not be based on whether the students actually solved the problem, but rather on their abilities to use strategic thinking, analysis, and organization to approach the problem. Rubrics and other resources for assessment are provided, and teachers are invited to share assessment ideas and tools they create.
CAP Planner Rubrics
Teacher Created Assessment Tools
Presentation Guidelines & Evaluation (instructions for students) – Developed by Quinn Riddle-Ortiz of Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School in Los Angeles
Peer Evaluation (for students to use during classmates’ presentations) – Developed by Quinn Riddle-Ortiz of Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School in Los Angeles
Group Information Form (pdf) – Form for students to keep track of their group’s
Project Folder Checklist (pdf) – Form for teacher to keep track of a group’s progress. – Patricia Vasquez
Peer Group Evaluation Form (pdf) – Form for students to evaluate their own group’s participation and contributions. – Patricia Vasquez
Group Evaluation Form (pdf) – Rubric to evaluate a group CAP presentation. – Patricia Vasquez
Written Report Rubric (pdf) – Rubric to evaluate a written report. – Patricia Vasquez
CAPFolio Presentation Rubric – Scott Marsden