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Evaluation Skills

Gain support with a specific step in your journey, take a look at the different webinars, resources, and tutorials available to support your unique evaluation needs. Designed for district and site leaders interested in answering questions about programs and services, resources will help in building foundational knowledge and skills around specific topics, methods, and tools of applied evaluation.

The resources are organized based on the five-step evaluation process, so you can find what you need. 


Step 1: Engage StakeholdersStep1-5 Evaluation Process

Engaging Stakeholders workshop

Learn the importance of stakeholder engagement and how to plan and facilitate effective engagement strategies and opportunities.

Step 2: Focus

Developing Program Description workshop

Learn how to describe a program's actions and outcomes in order to inform data collection.

Steps 3 and 4: Collect, Analyze, and Interpret Data

Using Surveys and Checklists

Explore the why and how of using surveys to collect data along with strategies for analysis.

Using Focus Groups and Interviews

Investigate the why and how of conducting focus groups and interviews along with strategies for analyzing the data.

Using Observation Guides

Discover situations where observation data are appropriate along with tools for collecting observational data and strategies for analysis.

Step 5: Use

Data Storytelling Webinar Series

Discover the power of combining your data with stories and more effectively communicate the why, how, and what of the work you lead. Data Storytelling Flier

  • Springboard Stories: Webinar #1

  • Improvement Stories: Webinar #2

  • Impact Stories: Webinar #3

    Designing Effective Data Visualization

    Understand the power and principles behind presenting data through effective and compelling visualizations.