How can the Evaluation Toolkit help you?

The Evaluation Toolkit is designed for professionals who work with college outreach programs that are interested in conducting small scale, high quality evaluations of their programs. Program evaluation should help determine the effectiveness of program practices and generate recommendations for program improvement, refinement, and success. This is particularly important in the era of accountability where funding is often tied to results. According to President Obama, “The Secretary of Education will use only one test when deciding what [education] ideas to support…It’s not whether an idea is liberal or conservative, but whether it works.”

The Evaluation Toolkit can help you do the following:


  • Develop a comprehensive plan for your program evaluation
  • Identify data collection methods needed to answer your research questions
  • Work with and analyze data to determine the effects of your program practices and services
  • Use your findings to improve and/or advocate for your program

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