Lessons from the Evaluability Assessment of the Teagle Foundation’s College-Community Connections Initiative

Publication date: 
May, 2016
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Steinhardt Research Alliance for NYC Schools

Lessons from the Evaluability Assessment of the Teagle Foundation’s College-Community Connections Initiative

How do we know when an initiative is ready to pursue a rigorous evaluation? More and more funders, policymakers, and program leaders recognize the value of high-quality evidence.

But to make good use of a program evaluation, initiatives must contend with a set of fundamental questions first.

Some of these are about the initiative itself: What outcomes does it seek to affect? Are daily activities in line with long-term goals? Others are about the purpose of the evaluation: What do initiative stakeholders hope to learn? Who is the audience for evaluation findings?

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