- The 5Qs of this Toolkit
- 1.0 What is Evaluation?
- 2.0 Planning Your Evaluation
- 2.1 Assessing Readiness
- 2.2 Building an Evaluation Plan
- 2.3 Section Summary
- 3.0 Conducting Your Evaluation
- 3.1 Understanding the Ethics of Data Collection
- 3.2 Designing the Tools and Collecting your Data
- 3.3 Inputting, Analyzing and Interpreting Data
- 3.4 Section Summary
- 4.0 Sharing and Learning
- 5.0 Evaluation Projects
- Resource List
- Partner Resources
- Bibliography and References
- Appendix 1: Glossary of Terms
- Appendix 2: Case Study Answers
- Appendix 3: Worksheets & Templates
4.3 Section Summary
What have we learned so far?
Sharing the results of your evaluation can benefit your program or service in multiple ways. Letting students and stakeholders what’s working well in your program build credibility for your work that can lead to new partnerships or increased funding to grow your work. Sharing your evaluation results with the senior decision-makers in your office can also help drive evidence-based service improvements.
Some common ways of sharing results were discussed in this section, specifically, by writing reports to funders; by sharing stories or snapshots of how your work has affected students; by hosting events and bringing people together to discuss your findings; or even by writing research papers. Lastly, the importance of building a culture of evaluation was outlined along with some ways in which to do this. In this way, your evaluation work can continue to grow with your program or service.
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