Program Design, Development and Evaluation

 Performance Measurement and Monitoring

 Data Collection, Management, and Analysis

 Policy Analysis and Development

 Professional Development for Educators


Program Design, Development and Evaluation  (back to top)


Whether brought in at the conceptual phase of the program or after the completion of a multi-year effort, RWI can support the various stages by providing instrumental information for program improvement. RWI specializes in mixed-method evaluations that provide ongoing information to support quality improvement and to inform necessary mid-course corrections, while ensuring that impacts and effects are rigorously verified. At the planning phase of program development, RWI can assist in the process of clearly defining the problem and developing a program theory and logic models. For efforts breaking new ground and without adequate prior validation, RWI can use a developmental evaluation approach by continuously providing information to assist in the creation and reshaping of the program theory. When RWI comes into the process at later phases, we can assist with the various components at those stages: the authoring of the evaluation plan for grant applications; the use of logic models or systems and identification of results chain metrics; and formative and summative evaluations.

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Performance Measurement and Monitoring
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Performance management activities distinguish themselves from program evaluation in that the purpose is measure on-going program performance and trends. To do this, the causal processes behind these activities should be known or reasonably assumed. Conversely, program evaluation uncovers or reexamines these causal relationships and the various additional factors that may influence a program's success. Evaluation can provide information to build or enhance a performance management system. RWI can provide expert assistance in providing information about causal links in the program, as well as in the development of performance indicators and monitoring and reporting structures.

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Data Collection, Management, and Analysis
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Research Works can provide services for all areas of the collection, management, and analysis of primary data. We also provide analysis and reporting for existing datasets. For primary data, RWI designs the data collection frameworks based on the information needs and the constraints of the evaluation. .

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Policy Development/Analysis
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A primary use of evaluation findings is for the development or amendment of public or organizational policies; RWI understands the importance of providing evaluative information that is actionable at the policy level. Research Works has a broadly trained expert team, with wide-ranging experience in the application of evaluation information.

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Professional Development for Educators
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Research Works can provide both on site and distance learning that is directly linked to the needs of your identified needs. All our professional development is based on the National Staff Development Council's Standards for Professional Development (Learning Forward http://nsdc.org ):

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Contact: contact@researchworks.org - Phone: (845) 471 4014