Our Approach

Dynamic Program Evaluation

Collaborative

Evaluation is something we do with our partners—not to them. Our evaluations are customized to provide stakeholders with useful information that will assist them in decision-making. We are collaborative and work with stakeholders to identify evaluation methods, design instruments, determine data collection protocols, and select reporting formats that will work best for our partners. Participation in the evaluation process affords key stakeholders greater ownership, increasing the likelihood that results will be used to improve the program and to achieve positive outcomes.

Comprehensive

Since TEG was founded in 1988, more than 90% of all programs evaluated by our firm have been education, health and human service initiatives including over 240 large foundation, corporate, and government grants totaling more than $560 million dollars. We offer comprehensive program evaluation services customized to the needs of each partner including: Evaluation Design, Impact Studies, Tools, and Consultation; Data Collection, Management, Analysis, and Visualization; and Group Facilitation, Survey Development, Focus Groups, and Technical Assistance.

Socially Responsible

TEG contributes to the greater good by maximizing the impact of our work and the work of our partners to benefit the general and public welfare. We design and implement evaluations that acknowledge and respect people from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. Our evaluations and analyses consider the cultural context in which the evaluation occurs. We are also strengths based in our approach and look to elevate our partners and programs by focusing on the strengths of those we serve. Our evaluations adhere to the Program Evaluation Standards of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation and to American Evaluation Association’s Guiding Principles.