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From the Director's Desk

This issue of The Evaluation Exchange, Harvard Family Research Project's quarterly evaluation periodical, focuses on how to evaluate school-linked services.

Theory & Practice

Evaluating School-Linked Services

Kathleen Shaw and Elaine Replogle of Harvard Family Research Project summarize the working paper by HFRP, Challenges in Evaluating Comprehensive School-Linked Service Initiatives.

Promising Practices

KERA: Making Evaluation Part of the Way They Do Business

Elaine Replogle from Harvard Family Research Project examines the Kentucky Education Reform Act, which established Family Resource Centers and Youth Service Centers.

Seminar Summaries

Mixed Methods: Practical Possibilities for Evaluation

Lori Rutter from Harvard Family Research Project summarizes Professor Jennifer Greene's presentation on using mixed methods to evaluate human service programs, which she made at HFRP's Evaluation Seminar Series.

Questions & Answers

What is the Evidence of the Effectiveness of School-Linked Services?

HFRP posed this question to Mary Wagner, Ph.D., who is the program manager of educational and human services research at SRI International, and James Davis, Ph.D., who is a professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Delaware.

Beyond Basic Training

Professional Development Opportunities & Resources

A list of resources to support professional development for teachers and school staff.

Evaluations to Watch

New Jersey's School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP)

This evaluation report from Academy for Education Development (AED) examined a range of services to children and adolescents at 29 secondary schools and 16 primary schools in the New Jersey's School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP).

Evaluations to Watch

The Washington Heights Community Schools Project

The Washington Heights Community Schools Project conducts an evaluation to support educational and health outcomes.

New & Noteworthy

A list of new resources on evaluation of school-linked services.

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