We are approved by the U.S.
Departments of Education and Health and Human Services as
third-party evaluators of projects they fund. In areas where we have
expertise, such as literacy, distance learning and drug prevention
and treatment, we can, with the clientís consent, write ourselves
into the proposal as the project
evaluators. Since we designed the evaluation plan, we come to the
task of evaluation at full speed.
Clients value our approach to evaluation, which focuses on serving
as a management partner and providing insights that contribute to a
projectís success, rather than coldly calculating the extent to
which a project succeeded or failed in accomplishing its objectives.
We can also evaluate projects for which we were not the original
grant consultants. As with grant writing, our fees are based on time
and expenses and in most cases are paid from the grant.
School Improvement Planning:
Under No Child
Left Behind, schools not making adequate annual progress must
develop School Improvement Plans. We are well familiar with these
plans and can work with district staff to create plans that are
realistic and effective. We will continue to guide the schools in
implementing the plans, using a Continuous Improvement model.