Evaluation and Research

Program Evaluation

A systematic way to learn how well a program or project is working. It helps to document the achievement of goals and objectives for accountability and program improvement.

Consulting and Seminars

Our team of evaluators is oriented to meeting clients’ program and research needs. The services include the development of research and evaluation plans, logic models, surveys and questionnaires (web-based or paper). The team is able to perform formative, impact, outcome, process and context (needs assessment) evaluations, research, and monitoring.

Evaluation and Research Areas

  • Community: Needs assessments, public opinion polls, service gap analysis
  • Cultural: American Indian, African-American, and Hispanic programs and issues, language preservation
  • Youth: Substance use, sex education, behavior and health risk prevention, youth mapping 
  • Education: Pre kindergarten -16 education programs, out-of-school programs, youth organizations, supplemental educational services, character education, financial literacy

News & Events


“Since we have implemented the Character Counts pillars into our curriculum, we have seen a huge attitudinal shift in the kids; both in how they regard each other and the teachers.”
Carrie Oakey, Educator
Rapid City, South Dakota

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