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Evaluation Services

Evaluation Services

Evaluation can be done at many stages of a project. Here are some examples of evaluation work we can do.

 

What do we offer?

Help when preparing grant proposals

  • Identify project goals and measurable objectives
  • Identify the reporting/accountability requirements of funders
  • Write evaluation plan/budget for proposal

Consulting on funded projects

  • Advise PIs on what to evaluate and how to go about measuring results

    • Start with a Logic Model or Evaluation Matrix
    • What are the project goals/objectives?
    • What evaluation methods can we use to measure progress and inform the project managers?
    • What funds are available for evaluation?

We provide evaluation services for all phases of a program

  • Front-end Evaluation (at the start of a program or project)

    • Identify what we need to know in order to design the program for maximum effectiveness.
    • If looking towards future scale-up, what evidence will the funder need to support continuation or future expansion?
  • Formative Evaluation (during a project)

    • How can we fine-tune the program during its lifetime to make it more effective?
    • Feedback surveys
    • Website analytics
    • Interviews
    • Usability studies
    • Annual reports (incremental summative evaluation reports)
  • Summative Evaluation (at the completion of a project)

    • How well did we achieve our goals and objectives?
    • Summarize evaluation findings overall
    • Report achievements of goals and objectives to funders
    • Make recommendations for future projects—broader impacts inform similar projects to enrich the field as a whole
    • Contribute to journal articles & presentations for dissemination of lessons learned
    • Provide data to cite in future funding applications

 

Contact Information

We are happy to assist with evaluation plans at any stage—from the proposal through implementation.  We work with individuals and programs from all over the country—academic departments, government agencies, and organizations.  Contact us any time!

Anne Gold; Director

Susan Lynds; Evaluator

Kathryn Boyd; Evaluator

Megan Littrell; Educational Researcher