Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1998

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Franklin D. Carlson

Second Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz

Third Committee Member

Osman Alawiye


Methow Valley as a Classroom (MVCR) is a community-school partnership program between the Methow Valley School District and the people of the Methow Valley, a small rural community in North Central Washington state. The MVCR program grew out of a community need for students better prepared to live and work in the real world. During designated periods of the school year, Liberty Bell High School students leave the school grounds and are taught vocational and recreational skills by community members. Entering its seventh year, no formal assessment has been created or administered to determine whether the program is meeting its long-term goals. Via the post-experience survey and webpage developed for this project, the program's effectiveness and student learning was tracked. The information gathered during the tracking period is the basis for the recommendations made in this project.