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Webinar: Claims + Evidence: Assessing ATE Grant Outcomes

Posted on March 16, 2011 by , , , , in Webinars ()

Presenter(s): Gerhard Salinger, Judith Monsaas, Lori Wingate, Mark Viquesney, Stephanie Evergreen
Date(s): March 16, 2011
Recording: https://vimeo.com/21245222

The 2010 ATE program solicitation says that PIs “should establish claims as to the project’s effectiveness, and the evaluative activities should provide evidence on the extent to which the claims are realized.” This webinar will walk ATE evaluators and PIs through a five-step process, which includes
-identifying claims worthy of evaluative investigation
-defining how to measure impact in meaningful, yet practical ways
-determining how to make a strong case that the ATE project caused the observed impact
-setting up performance standards to aid in interpreting evaluation results

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Webinar: Maximizing Evaluation Impact

Posted on May 19, 2010 by , , , in Webinars ()

Presenter(s): Lori Wingate, Mark Viquesney, Peggie Weeks, Stephanie Evergreen
Date(s): May 19, 2010
Recording: https://vimeo.com/11908314

Too often, evaluation reports serve little purpose beyond collecting dust on a PI’s shelf. Thoughtful, intentional planning for making use of evaluation findings can help you get more bang for your buck.
In this webinar, the Evalua|t|e team will share strategies to help you increase the impact of your evaluation findings so they can be better used for program improvement. Evaluators, you’ll leave the webinar with strategies to make your evaluations more accessible and easier to understand. PIs and project staff, you’ll see how the evaluation reports you receive can and should do more than take up space on your desk (or desktop).

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Webinar: Evaluation Tools: Logic Models, Success Indicators and Performance Standards

Posted on January 20, 2010 by , , , in Webinars ()

Presenter(s): Lori Wingate, Mark Viquesney, Peggie Weeks, Stephanie Evergreen
Date(s): January 20, 2010
Recording: https://vimeo.com/8893258

How, exactly, is evaluation done? This webinar’s focus in on logic models, success indicators, and standards of performance — the blueprints for an evaluation.

A logic model maps out a project’s activities and intended outcomes and impacts. Logic models facilitate the identification of success indicators (measurable information about key aspects of your project) and performance standards (what counts as “acceptable” or “excellent” performance, for example). You’ll leave the webinar with a better understanding of how to create and use these tools to generate a robust and useful evaluation.

We’ll also discuss why it’s important to go beyond thinking about evaluation simply in terms of determining whether project goals were met to a broader assessment of actual impact.

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