Dr. Shelley H. Billig, Vice President of RMC Research Moderator, Scott Richardson, K-12 Program Coordinator, Learn and Serve America
January 20, 2011
Rigorous evaluations can be helpful to service-learning practitioners. Effective evaluations can document outcomes, identify program design characteristics associated with outcomes, and provide data to use to improve service-learning practice. This one-hour seminar will provide information about the basics of evaluation - how to develop evaluation questions from logic models, choices for evaluation design and the benefits and disadvantages associated with each, developing and/or identifying appropriate instruments for data collection, data collection strategies and issues (including human subjects protections), and reporting. A "case study" example, using a cluster evaluation of eight Learn and Serve America state grantees and two national studies, will be provided.