WHAT CAN WE DO TOGETHER?
CO-DESIGN RIGOROUS DATA COLLECTION STRATEGIES THAT HONOR ALL VOICES
CLARIFY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND OUTCOMES
MAKE DATA EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND USE
TELL STORIES ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM USING DATA
AMPLIFY COMMUNITY VOICES WITH PARTICIPATORY METHODS, SUCH AS SELF-DOCUMENTATION, ETHNOGRAPHIC INTERVIEWS, AND DATA PARTIES
WRITE GRANT PROPOSALS BASED ON RECENT RESEARCH THAT ILLUSTRATE BEST PRACTICES FOR EVALUATING YOUR THEORY OF CHANGE
ENGAGE A VARIETY OF STAKEHOLDERS IN DATA ANALYSIS, USING ACCESSIBLE, VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND FACILITATED DISCUSSION
USE EVIDENCE TO IDENTIFY SUCCESSES AND OPPORTUNITIES, THEN DETERMINE PROGRAMMATIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND DIRECTIONS
EMBED EVALUATION SEAMLESSLY INTO EXISTING EVERYDAY PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
DEEPEN PARTNERSHIPS, BUILD TRUST, AND ENGAGE YOUR COMMUNITY IN INFORMED DECISION-MAKING
DEVELOP OR REVISE EVALUATION PLANS THAT ARE MANAGEABLE, ENGAGING, AND USEFUL
DEVELOP A LEARNING AGENDA TO SUPPORT A CULTURE OF LEARNING ACROSS YOUR ORGANIZATION
OUR DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Aspect Research + Evaluation partners with organizations that aim to provide more equitable educational settings and experiences. Our work draws on five key design principles for describing program outcomes and informing future design decisions.
Equity in STEM education
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Environmental + sustainability education
Teacher professional development
PARTNERSHIP AND CO-DESIGN
Actively involving stakeholders in evaluation design and decision-making.
Blending empirical educational research with design of learning environments.
PARTICIPATORY AND CULTURALLY-RELEVANT APPROACHES
Recognizing the assets and strengths that all people bring.
SOCIOCULTURAL THEORIES OF LEARNING
Understanding learning as interactions between individuals and the cultures in which they live.