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Before and after: Four year surveys

Some schools administer before and after surveys over the course of a semester. At Rockford College, the interval between tests is stretched to four years. Before the Rockford Plunge during orientation, first-year students complete the same study that they see as seniors at a commencement rehearsal. A comparison of the two forms documents service experience and change in attitudes towards service.   From Service Matters 1998: Engaging Higher Education In the Renewal of America s Communities and American Democracy