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A Collaborative Approach to Parent Outreach

Amy Aparicio Clark and Amanda Dorris describe how the PALMS Project supports educators’ efforts to engage Latino parents in college preparation and enrollment.

Amy Aparicio Clark, M.Ed. , Amanda Dorris, M.Ed. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article

A Conversation with Michael Quinn Patton

Director of an organizational development consulting practice, professor, and author, Michael Quinn Patton reveals historical and emerging trends in evaluation practice.

Julia Coffman (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

A Conversation With Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein argues that narrowing the achievement gap requires substantial changes in social policy in addition to extensive school reform.

Julia Coffman (Spring 2005) Evaluation Exchange Article

Basic Applications of Multilevel Modeling

Eric Dearing, from the University of Wyoming, explains some of the basic uses of multilevel modeling, using examples from family involvement research and evaluation.

Eric Dearing, Ph.D. (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article

Family Support America: Supporting “Family Supportive” Evaluation

David Diehl of Family Support America outlines their top evaluation projects: compiling an online national database of family support programs and developing new ways to measure the effectiveness of family support programs.

David Diehl, Ph.D. (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

How Can We Strengthen Family Support Research and Evaluation?

Carl Dunst, Co-Director of the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, urges getting beyond the question of “what works” toward a more detailed scrutiny of the relationship among family support principles, program practice, and family outcomes.

Carl J. Dunst, Ph.D. (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Challenges to Data Capacity for Outcome-Based Accountability

Nancy Dunton of the New York State Department of Social Services discusses the challenges to data capacity for outcome-based accountability.

Nancy Dunton (Winter 1996) Evaluation Exchange Article

Home/School/Community: Systems Interventions

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with information on a broad array of issues relating to school and community collaboration with families. Systems interventions within the home, school, and community contexts will be considered. Emphasis is placed on system-level consultation theories, research, and practice. The course prepares school professionals to function as consultants in school and community settings.

Stewart Ehly , Tarrell Portman (Spring 2002) Syllabus

Ongoing Evaluations of Programs in Parent Leadership and Family Involvement

Kelly Faughnan and Cassandra Wolos of HFRP present two listings of upcoming program evaluations, the first in parent leadership and organizing, the second in family involvement in education.

Kelly Faughnan , Cassandra Wolos (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article

Empowering Parents to Improve Education: Evidence from Rural Mexico

Paul Gertler, Harry Patrinos, and Marta Rubio-Codina summarize a study on the outcomes associated with a school-based management intervention in Mexico.

Paul J. Gertler , Harry Anthony Patrinos, Marta Rubio-Codina (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article

Strengthening Programs and Summative Evaluations Through Formative Evaluations

Two evaluators from SRI describe the benefits realized by the Parent Institute for Quality Education when they prefaced their summative evaluation with a formative evaluation.

Shari Golan, Ph.D. , Dana Petersen, M.A., M.P.H. (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Engaging With Families in Out-of-School Time Learning

This Snapshot provides an overview of how researchers are evaluating out-of-school time programs’ engagement with families.

Erin Harris , Christopher Wimer (April 2004) Research Report

Using Information Architecture to Improve Communication

Erin Harris from Harvard Family Research Project with Suzanne Muchin, CEO of Civitas, illustrate the design concept “information architecture” for displaying complex information clearly and simply.

Erin Harris , Suzanne Muchin (Winter 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

A Human-Centered Approach to Family Engagement

A human-centered design approach – an approach that is based on observation, empathy, optimism, collaboration, and experimentation – opens new possibilities for educators to motivate and sustain family engagement.

Harvard Family Research Project () Research Report

Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON)

The Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON) mobilizes parents, local organizations, and communities to improve the quality of education in the Boston Public Schools.

Harvard Family Research Project (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

Explore: Resources to Strengthen Program Evaluation

Interested in developing a logic model, learning more about improvement science, or advancing your program evaluation? This guide offers valuable resources practitioners can utilize to strengthen their evaluative work and develop more productive relationships with evaluators.

Harvard Family Research Project (November 19, 2015) Research Report

Building Villages to Raise Our Children: Six Volume Set

This set of six volumes offers practical advice for establishing and managing a family support program.

Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report

Building Villages to Raise Our Children: Evaluation

Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for evaluating family support programs.

Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report

Family Involvement Makes a Difference in School Success

Family involvement helps children get ready to enter school, promotes their school success, and prepares youth for college. This Research Brief presents findings from HFRP's ongoing, in-depth review of research and evaluated programs that link family involvement in children's education to student outcomes.

Harvard Family Research Project (2006) Research Report

Family Engagement in Public Libraries Is Valued, but There Is Work to Be Done

Ever wonder what libraries around the country are doing to engage families? Learn the answer to this question and others through HFRP and PLA’s national survey of family engagement in public libraries—– the results of which are presented here.

Harvard Family Research Project (August 16, 2016) Research Report

New & Noteworthy

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

Harvard Family Research Project (Spring 1995) Evaluation Exchange Article

Understanding and Evaluating Family Engagement in Out-of-School Time (Workshop)

Engaging with families is one of the many strategies that out-of-school time (OST) programs use to create quality, adult-supervised experiences for youth during nonschool hours. This workshop introduced participants to the latest research and evaluation findings on family involvement in OST programs, and shared strategies for engaging with families, using two case studies to illustrate these practices in context.

Harvard Family Research Project (October 26, 2004) Conferences and Presentations

Results-Based Accountability Systems in Practice: Oregon and Minnesota

Harvard Family Research Project presents brief descriptions of Minnesota and Oregon's results-based accountability systems.

Harvard Family Research Project (Winter 1996) Evaluation Exchange Article

Evaluation Strategies of Selected Community-Based Initiatives

Harvard Family Research Project provides a chart of 20 major ongoing evaluations of CBIs.

Harvard Family Research Project (1996) Evaluation Exchange Article

Family Involvement News: January 2009

We at Harvard Family Research Project are committed to keeping you up-to-date on what's new in family involvement.  View our list of links to current reports, articles, events, and opportunities in the family involvement field.

Harvard Family Research Project (January 2009) Research Report

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