Evaluation and Research
A systematic way to learn how well a program or project is working. It helps to document the achievement of goals and objectives for accountability and program improvement.
Consulting and Seminars
Our team of evaluators is oriented to meeting clients’ program and research needs. The services include the development of research and evaluation plans, logic models, surveys and questionnaires (web-based or paper). The team is able to perform formative, impact, outcome, process and context (needs assessment) evaluations, research, and monitoring.
Evaluation and Research Areas
- Community: Needs assessments, public opinion polls, service gap analysis
- Cultural: American Indian, African-American, and Hispanic programs and issues, language preservation
- Youth: Substance use, sex education, behavior and health risk prevention, youth mapping
- Education: Pre kindergarten -16 education programs, out-of-school programs, youth organizations, supplemental educational services, character education, financial literacy
News & Events
“I commend Kids Voting South Dakota...and thank the educators, school administrators and sponsors for their commitment to Kids Voting. It is important for young people to realize the importance of the voting process...and I challenge the young people to actively participate in the democratic process by voting, by encouraging their parents, grandparents and friends to vote, and by working for the candidates and on issues of their choice.”
Tim Johnson, Former US Senator
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