Evaluation is a vital component of efforts to implement change. One of the best times to bring an evaluator into the change process is at the beginning of the effort.
"As an evaluator I can assist you with the process of change, particularly when it involves the implementation of a program. Together, we will assess the problem you want to solve, review relevant research that has dealt with similar issues, formulate program goals, design and implement program activities, and assess program outcomes."
-Katy Allen, President
The Final Evaluation Report for Meliora Public Academy's
Bullying Prevention-Intervention Initiative
February, 2010 by Katy Allen
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Final Evaluation Report for Pre-Kindergarten Parent Project
Executive Summary of
The Pre-Kindergarten Parent Project Evaluation
July, 2006 by Katy Allen
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All Pre-Kindergarten families (N=70) were invited to participate in five workshops to be held on Wednesday evenings in March, 2006. Sixteen families engaged in workshop activities that focused on literacy and child development. Babysitting and dinner were provided. A Core Team of two pre-kindergarten teachers, a school psychologist and two parents presented the workshops. Parents and educators read, wrote, discussed, learned, and most importantly, had fun, together.
The Parent Project seeks to help parents develop skills to support their children's learning at home. It promotes trust, openness, and communication between parents and educators. It links the two most important entities in a child's life: family and school. When parents and teachers know what each other is doing to help children learn, and when they talk to each other about the child's progress, academic achievement improves. In order to assess whether or not The Pre-Kindergarten Parent Project achieved its goals, a formal evaluation was conducted by Katy Allen, president of Impact Training, Inc. and fulltime doctoral student at the University of Rochester. To read the full report, including the Executive Summary, click the link below.
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