Tag Archives: implementation

#All4Evidence

Determining “what works” in social policy is at the heart of SPR’s work. Evidence—as uncovered through evaluation—is critical to improving policies and programs designed to help those most in need. To share our perspective on the importance of evidence-based policymaking and learn from others in the field, SPR recently participated in the #All4Evidence Twitter chat. Continue reading →

Planned Versus Actual: Lessons Learned in Assessing Fidelity to a Program Model

This blog was written by Heather Lewis-Charp and Antoinnae Comeaux of Social Policy Research Associates. As education and workforce development programs become more focused on accountability, education and workforce development funders and stakeholders increasingly want evaluations that will rigorously assess program outcomes across different locations and different types of organizations. Given how diverse implementation may be across sites, how can evaluators measure this variation and understand how it impacts outcomes? One option is to assess program fidelity, or the degree to which a program is Continue reading →