1) Students were assessed through observation of their work and verbal contributions.
2) Students had to demonstrate they had an understanding of the different elements of their community. Students needed to know how to call in an emergency into the fire department, how to use the Yellow Pages, and the locations of banks, supermarkets, courthouse, Yankee Stadium, and libraries.
3) Formal evaluation was conducted after students completed their final products. Students had to label the establishments in their drawings accurately. Students essays about a special place in their neighborhood had to contain: complete sentences, sentences in logical order, and topics organized in paragraphs.