Checklist: Getting Started with your Evaluation

Posted on March 31, 2020 by  in

Updated March 31, 2020

Getting started with your ATE evaluation, a checklist on the basics of starting your evaluation.

Evaluation Basics

    • Ask important questions about the project’s processess and outcomes
    • Gather evidence that will help answer those questions
    • Interpret findings and answer the evaluation questions
    • Use the information for accountability, improvement, and planning
    • Continue this process throughout the life of your project

Resource
Evaluation Primer
Evaluation Basics Video Series
Evaluation: The Secret Sauce To Your ATE Proposal (Video 1- Why Evaluation?Video 3- Evaluation Questions, Video 4- Data)
Data Collection Planning Matrix
Evaluation Process

Using Evaluation

    • Improve your project
    • Inform stakeholders
    • Fulfill grant requirements (annual report)

Resource
Evaluation: The Secret Sauce To Your ATE Proposal (Video 5- Communication, Use, and Timeline)
Expectations to Change (E2C)
Stakeholder Engagement
Overcoming Writer’s Block- Strategies for Writing Your NSF Annual Report

Working with Your Evaluator

    • Make sure your evaluator’s contract is in place
    • Assign a point-person on your project team for evaluation matters
    • Schedule a recurring meeting with your evaluator
    • Make an appointment with your college’s data person
    • Set up a timeline for your evaluation
    • Commit to using your evaluation results

Resource
Principal Investigator “To Do” Checklist: Before Launching Your Project Evaluation
Communication Plan Checklist for ATE Principal Investigators and Evaluators
Evaluation: The Secret Sauce To Your ATE Proposal (Video 5- Communication, Use, and Timeline)