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Margaret Caspe from HFRP describes the various measures family intervention and prevention programs use to evaluate family processes.
Margaret Caspe (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Brenda Miller and Ginger Peacock Preston from the Jacksonville Children’s Commission describe how the city of Jacksonville, Florida, is integrating family involvement into a system of care for children and families.
Brenda Miller , Ginger Peacock Preston (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Amy Aparicio Clark and Amanda Dorris describe how the PALMS Project supports educators’ efforts to engage Latino parents in college preparation and enrollment.
Amy Aparicio Clark, M.Ed. , Amanda Dorris, M.Ed. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn reflects on the breakthrough findings and new directions for research, evaluation, and practice in family-focused interventions.
Holly Kreider (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Director of an organizational development consulting practice, professor, and author, Michael Quinn Patton reveals historical and emerging trends in evaluation practice.
Julia Coffman (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article
Richard Rothstein argues that narrowing the achievement gap requires substantial changes in social policy in addition to extensive school reform.
Julia Coffman (Spring 2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Rudy Crew, Superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, talks about his book, Only Connect, and his efforts to close the achievement gap in Miami-Dade County.
Suzanne Bouffard, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
In this Research Digest, William Jeynes highlights key findings from his recent meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of different types of school-based parental involvement programs. His study found that programs that emphasized shared reading, teacher–parent partnership, checking homework, and teacher–parent communication all had statistically significant positive effects on student outcomes. Jeynes discusses why the effects of school-based programs are greater than the effects seen with “voluntary” expressions of parental engagement.
William H. Jeynes (February 7, 2013) Research Report
This tool, developed through a partnership between the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Survey Monkey, provides educators with free access to a set of survey questions, or scales, to help them collect and analyze data about their family engagement work. These scales also provide educators with an efficient way to assess the progress of their work and identify areas for improvement.
Beth Schueler (February 7, 2013) Research Report
Helen Westmoreland and Suzanne Bouffard describe the evolving evaluation strategy for the national Parental Information and Resource Centers program, the program’s potential to build the family involvement field, and the role of the National PIRC Coordination Center.
Helen Westmoreland , Suzanne Bouffard, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Anne Brady and Julia Coffman of Harvard Family Research Project share results and lessons from HFRP's Parenting Study.
Anne Brady , Julia Coffman (1997) Evaluation Exchange Article
Gerard Robinson discusses how and why low-income and working-class Black parents are involved in enrolling their children in after school programs.
Gerard Robinson (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Herbert Turner, Chad Nye, and Jamie Schwartz explain the Campbell Collaboration’s application of its systematic review process to parent involvement interventions.
Herbert Turner , Chad Nye, Jamie Schwartz (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Eric Dearing, from the University of Wyoming, explains some of the basic uses of multilevel modeling, using examples from family involvement research and evaluation.
Eric Dearing, Ph.D. (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
M. Elena Lopez and Holly Kreider of HFRP present a framework of authentic parent participation in school reform and its implications for evaluation.
M. Elena Lopez , Holly Kreider (Summer 2003) Evaluation Exchange Article
This brief offers an overview of how out-of-school time programs can evaluate their family involvement strategies and practices. It draws on findings from our OST Evaluation Database, interviews, and email correspondence.
Margaret Caspe , Flora Traub, Priscilla M.D. Little (August 2002) Research Report
Veronica Thomas and Velma LaPoint describe the Talent Development approach to evaluating an urban family-school-community partnership program.
Veronica Thomas , Velma LaPoint (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
The Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON) mobilizes parents, local organizations, and communities to improve the quality of education in the Boston Public Schools.
Harvard Family Research Project (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article
Marianne Kirner and Matt Storeygard explain how the Connecticut State PIRC is implementing and evaluating an effort to promote family involvement at the school district level.
Marianne Kirner, Ph.D. , Matt Storeygard (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
HFRP talks with five leaders in the family involvement arena about the current state of the field and promising areas for its future.
Margaret Caspe, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
This double issue of The Evaluation Exchange examines the current state of and future directions for the family involvement field in research, policy, and practice. Featuring innovative initiatives, new evaluation approaches and findings, and interviews with field leaders, the issue is designed to spark conversation about where the field is today and where it needs to go in the future.
Evaluation Exchange Issue
Jean Layzer, Project Director of Abt Associates, examines theories of change in family support programs.
Jean I. Layzer (Winter 1996) Evaluation Exchange Article
Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for evaluating family support programs.
Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report
This set of six volumes offers practical advice for establishing and managing a family support program.
Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report
Nancy Dunton of the New York State Department of Social Services discusses the challenges to data capacity for outcome-based accountability.
Nancy Dunton (Winter 1996) Evaluation Exchange Article