Activity: Student Work Appraisal

Key Considerations

Employers use work performance appraisals or evaluations as a method to record and evaluate job performance. Essentially, your supervisor will give you feedback about your job performance which includes your productivity, appearance, work etiquette, skills demonstrated, etc. If your supervisor indicates you need to make improvements related to your job performance, you will most likely be given time to do so and be made aware of the consequences if your performance does not improve. Evaluations are used by employers to promote, retain, and fire staff. In addition, pay raises are often generated by performance appraisals.


Use the sample work performance appraisal to obtain feedback from the supervisor of your work experience or internship. Ask your supervisor and others who observe your performance, such as your job coach, to review the appraisal with you. Accepting and learning from the constructive criticism you receive from your job performance is essential to you growing as an employee and improving your work-related skills.

Student Work Appraisal


Evaluation Period:

Volunteer or Paid Position:

Reported Absences:

Supervisor Instructions

Rate the student’s skills and performance in the following areas as Exceptional, Successful, Learning, Needs Improvement, or Not Applicable (N/A).

Manner of Dress: Exceptional Successful Learning Needs Improvement N/A
Dressed according to company dress code
Represents company in a professional manner which is appropriate for varied work activities (presentations, business lunch, company picnic)
Hygiene: Exceptional Successful Learning Needs Improvement N/A
Work space is clean of food and debris
Stays home when ill
Washes hands regularly
Personal hygiene is kept (hair, teeth, nails, body odor)
Productivity: Exceptional Successful Learning Needs Improvement N/A
Is punctual to work and to meetings
Makes prior and appropriate notifications for requesting time off, to leave early, and arrive late
Takes breaks on time and within scheduled time limits
Uses time productively and efficiently
Meets assigned deadlines
Acceptable overall attendance
Work Etiquette/Interpersonal Relationships: Exceptional Successful Learning Needs Improvement N/A
Knows and greets co-workers by name
Cooperates with supervisor, co-workers, and subordinates
Works well with others to complete a task
Engages in appropriate office conversation
Declines and accepts assistance with appropriate politeness
Accepts and uses feedback about performance
Assertively communicates when necessary
Manages stress
Abides by work rules and regulations
Aware of and follows emergency procedures, company policies, and code of conduct
Uses proper e-mail etiquette
Skills: Exceptional Successful Learning Needs Improvement N/A
Able to multi-task
Communicates effectively using good oral and written communication skills
Recognizes and solves problems
Ask questions relative to task
Detail oriented
Job Performance: Exceptional Successful Learning Needs Improvement N/A
Quality of work is accurate and neat
Quantity of work produced
Demonstrates good judgement
Has specific job knowledge
Ability to work independently with little or no direction
Seeks out new tasks
Accepts additional duties willingly
Takes pride in work
Disclosure: Exceptional Successful Learning Needs Improvement N/A
Disclosed disability
Discussed efficiency tools
Uses assistive technology and/or efficiency tools for productivity
Made request for reasonable accommodation(s)
Overall Performance: Exceptional Successful Learning Needs Improvement N/A


Evaluator’s Name/Title:

Evaluator’s Signature:

Student’s Signature:

Reviewed with student by:

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