Compass Evaluation & Research staff have experience evaluating programs in several discipline areas. Below are a list of those discipline areas as well as links to examples of programs that have been evaluated within each area.
Compass evaluators have worked with early childhood partnerships and organizations across the state of North Carolina as well as in other states, including Virginia and Colorado. Our work in this area has been extensive, and evaluation services provided to clients have run the gamut from developing strategic planning processes to conducting evaluation studies to providing training and technical assistance in evaluation.
Our evaluations of K-12 educational programs have occurred in many subject areas and at both the local and state level. The types of evaluation services have been wide-ranging including but not limited to designing and implementing quasi-experimental research studies, conducting formative and summative evaluations, developing and coordinating survey research, analyzing and summarizing data, and providing technical assistance in evaluation.
The evaluation services we have provided to special education agencies and organizations have occurred primarily on a national level and in collaboration with Westat. These large-scale studies have involved developing logic models; collecting data via site visits, interviews, and document review; and analyzing and summarizing data.
The evaluations Compass staff have conducted in the areas of health, community, and/or safety have been varied and mostly local. Our work has included analyzing and summarizing evaluation data, designing tracking databases, conducting cost-effectiveness studies, and conducting formative and summative evaluations.
Compass has helped organizations at both the local and national levels improve their capacity to develop and implement evaluations. We have worked with clients to increase their knowledge and ability to implement evaluations; develop evaluation processes, products, and systems; and improve the quality of data.