You are seeing this message because your web browser does not support basic web standards. Find out more about why this message is appearing and what you can do to make your experience on this site better.

The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University.

Terms of Use ▼

From the Director's Desk

A Call for Ideas

An introduction to The Evaluation Exchange by HFRP's Founder & Director, Heather B. Weiss, Ed.D.

Theory & Practice

Challenges in Evaluating Systems Reform

Kathleen Shaw, Senior Researcher at Harvard Family Research Project, summarizes a new HFRP work in progress, Systems Reform: Challenges for Evaluation Research.

Promising Practices

Maryland Shares Lessons in Self-Evaluation

Betsy Martin of Harvard Family Research Project reveals the lessons Maryland has learned after becoming the first state in the U.S. to pursue a self-evaluation strategy for systems reform.

Promising Practices

Georgia Breaks New Ground

After coordinating the work of several separate statewide programs for families and children into one initiative, Georgia is now tackling evaluating the reform of its systems. Betsy Martin of Harvard Family Research Project shares their approach.

Seminar Summaries

The Dr. Seuss Approach to Evaluation

Elaine Replogle, Research Assistant at Harvard Family Research Project, summarizes Michael Patton's talk at the Evaluation Seminar Series, “Sneeches, Zax, and Empty Pants: Processes in Developmental Evaluation.”

New & Noteworthy

An annotated list of organizations and initiatives related to the evaluation themes in this issue.

Electronic Mailbox

A list of useful resources on the Internet.

This issue of The Evaluation Exchange was published by Harvard Family Research Project. All rights reserved. This periodical may not be reproduced whole or in part without written permission from the publisher. To request reprint permission or multiple hard copies of the issue email

Harvard Family Research Project gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ford Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of Harvard Family Research Project and do not necessarily reflect the view of our funders.

© 2016 Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College
Published by Harvard Family Research Project