As programs move from innovation to full-scale implementation, they need monitoring. Monitoring begins with an assessment of fidelity to the model and the quality of services, followed by reporting on performance management, and culminating in rigorous evaluation.
Child Trends helps leaders monitor their investments and progress toward goals:
Our experts on implementation evaluation understand how to integrate observations with the latest knowledge of what works, to make recommendations. Our outcomes evaluations have been featured in the news and cited in congressional testimony. Our researchers are trained in evaluation techniques including observations, surveys, cognitive and non-cognitive assessments, semi-structured and structured interviews, site visits, literature reviews, data syntheses, and analysis of existing data.