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April 29, 2013
Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice
Demonstrating that a program accomplishes its stated goals is increasingly important for social service organizations—funders and clients want to see the ...
April 10, 2013
Resources for Evaluating Community Organizing (RECO)
Community organizing brings communities together to advance shared goals. Properly evaluating those efforts can lead to success over time.
November 1, 2012
Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations: Resources to Know
Coming up short on the "evaluation" section of your grant proposals? Looking for better ways to track and measure your organization's progress and ...
April 19, 2012
Webinar: Charting Your Impact
Defining and describing impact is critical to nonprofits' success, and Charting Impact can help your organization think strategically, communicate effectively, ...
March 19, 2012
The Rational Middle
As more school districts across the country move closer to consensus on teacher evaluation, here in Los Angeles we've barely left the starting gate. The ...
January 31, 2012
Do's and Don'ts for Nonprofits in an Election Year
Think that because your part of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit you can’t engage in any electoral advocacy? Think again. The IRS prohibits some election-year ...
January 24, 2012
From Geek to Chic: Using Data to Improve Education
Don't let the title fool you, the Data Quality Campaign National Data Summit was an exciting event for students and anyone who cares about school reform and ...
November 3, 2011
Using State Tests to Measure Student Achievement in Multi-State Experiments
An important question for educational evaluators is how best to measure academic achievement, the outcome of primary interest in many studies. In large-scale ...
October 31, 2011
One Size Can't Fit All: Evaluating PreK-3 Teachers
Teacher effectiveness has emerged as a critical – and intensely-debated – issue in education reform. This November 8, 2011 webinar will highlight ...
October 18, 2011
Map of PreK-3rd Success Stories: A Work-In-Progress
This interactive PreK-3rd map recognizes states, school districts, schools, and education and advocacy organizations across the United States that are “on the ...
October 7, 2011
From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes
Everyone who runs a youth program believes in their hearts that their program helps kids – but in their heads, they know they need convincing data to ...
October 5, 2011
Teacher Quality: Educators’ Next Chapter
This column sees the a lack of, and great need for, great teachers and great teacher evaluation in Georgia.
September 30, 2011
Making it Meaningful: Building a Fair Evaluation System
This report urges policymakers and educators to abandon the usual “drive-by” evaluations found in so many schools and instead develop and adopt fair ...
August 24, 2011
Don’t Miss Out! 2011 Nonprofit Human Resources Conference
The Nonprofit Human Resources Conference is the nation's
human resources conference dedicated exclusively to meeting the educational and professional ...
August 4, 2011
Don’t Stop Collaborating – Just Stop Creating New Collaboratives
Many states and communities have multiple task forces, partnerships and councils working on overlapping youth issues, from bullying to pregnancy to dropouts. This ...
August 1, 2011
Fundamentals of Polling
When you look at public opinion polls, do you know what you're seeing? This tutorial offers a simplified glimpse into some of the fundamentals of public opinion ...
June 17, 2011
Webinar: Leveraging data management to achieve a Grad Nation
America's Promise Alliance, in partnership with nFocus Software, will conduct a free webinar on June 28 from 2:00-3:30pm EDT on leveraging data management to achieve ...
June 13, 2011
Webinar: Using Better Data & Information: Bringing the Best Information About What Works Into the Decision-Making Process
In order to 'change the way they do business,' leaders need access to the best information on 'what works.' This involves regularly requesting and using reviews of ...
June 13, 2011
What's the definition of youth work insanity?
An evaluation expert blogs on the importance of routinely “checking under the hood” to see how your program is working. Engaging youth in pre and ...
May 10, 2011
Evaluating School Improvement Plans and their Affect on Academic Performance
A newly entered research study summary examines the relationship between school improvement plans and school performance.
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