Getting the Most Out of Your GEAR UP Evaluation

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Oregon GEAR UP/Hall Pass Tour

Resources from a REL Northwest webinar held June 17, 2014
In this webinar, Education Northwest staff members addressed requirements for rigorous evaluations for GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), including:

  • Understanding the role evaluation plays in program improvement
  • Planning your evaluation so it meets the requirements
  • Structuring your evaluation so it improves stakeholder confidence in the results
  • Determining what to look for in an evaluator to provide the best fit for your program

Webinar Recording

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Evaluators Vicki Nishioka, Michelle Hodara, and Changhua Wang discussed the differences between formative and summative evaluations, common challenges encountered by GEAR UP programs in measuring their impact, and considerations when choosing an evaluator.

Additional Resources

Lessons Learned on Maximizing Your Program’s External Evaluation.

Other technical assistance on GEAR UP evaluations.