Handouts and other materials related to this AEA 2013 Roundtable session:
Since 2010 the Department of Education has funded 58 Promise Neighborhoods, or collaborations of organizations that serve a neighborhood or "zone," with the goal of building family and community support systems that prepare students for college/careers. Examining programs with comprehensive pipeline approaches to prevention is not new to evaluators, yet this recent growth in funding presents an opportunity for evaluators to unite to brainstorm ideas and share resources around how to best evaluate new kinds of complex systems. This session will be guided by the question: "How can one best evaluate a Promise Neighborhood?" and will be led by evaluators of the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), a Promise Neighborhood located in Minneapolis, MN. The NAZ developmental evaluation design will be presented and participants will be encouraged to build off/critique this design, to suggest alternative designs, and to discuss tools and resources that could benefit Promise Neighborhood evaluation.
Attached files include:
- AEA handout
- Example of a Northside Achievement Zone "Solution Plan"
- NAZ's successful promise neighborhood grant application#PromiseNeighborhood #2013Conference #NAZ #Cluster,Multi-SiteandMulti-LevelEval #RoundtablePresentation312 #Collaborative,ParticipatoryandEmpowermentEval