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
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.