The Evaluation Group’s mission is two-fold:
First, to design, conduct, and disseminate high-quality program evaluations that inform decision-making and promote effective practice; and second, to be the leader at helping schools, universities, and large non-profits in the southeastern United States to obtain and use grant resources effectively and efficiently to achieve their missions.
The Evaluation Group (TEG) has over 25 years of experience in evaluating large federal, state, and foundation grant programs. We help programs articulate their underlying theories; design evaluations that maximize results without overburdening staff; identify and develop suitable instruments; create data management and collection systems that match performance requirements; analyze data using appropriate statistical techniques; and tailor our reporting to our customers' needs.
The TEG team is highly skilled in all facets of evaluation, but it’s our collaborative and very personal approach to evaluation that sets us apart. This approach demands that we invest time working alongside our clients in their work environments and school districts. Our team brings not only decades of experience to the equation, but also expertise in a wide range of specialized subject areas, including: youth development, family engagement, and public health (to name a few).
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Collins, K. (2010). An Evaluation of the ShapeN’ Up and Slimmin’ Down Program: Final Report.Claremont Graduate University: Claremont, CA.
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Paranal, Rachelle, Washington, Kiona, and Derrick, Christina (2012). Utilizing Online Training for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Benefits and Limitations. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 21 (5), 507-520.
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