LSMCE Webinar: Evaluation Best Practices for LSAMP Alliances
From Deb Cole
Frances Carter‐Johnson, Ph.D., Education Data Scientist, National Science Foundation
Sarah‐Kay McDonald, Ph.D., Program Director, National Science Foundation
Evaluation plays an important role at the project and the program level in providing information for a wide range of uses—from monitoring progress to suggesting opportunities for continuous quality improvement, to providing evidence of outcomes and impacts for accountability purposes. NSF staff from the Directorate for Education and Human Resources’ Evaluation and Monitoring Group will provide a compilation of evaluation best practice tips that can be helpful in designing, implementing, and interpreting the findings of project evaluations. These will include tips for developing a project logic model, linking project outcomes to program goals and impacts, identifying factors beyond project control that may affect the ability to make causal claims regarding Alliance impacts, and leveraging data for evaluative purposes.