Project Description

Evaluation

Arts Ed Collaborative uses evidence-based approaches to designing and improving all of our programs. We also offer services to help our partners apply evaluative thinking to their own projects.

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Evaluation Consulting

Education staff at the Senator John Heinz History Center routinely gathered feedback from parents about their experiences with the museum’s Hop into History program, but wanted to look more deeply at its impact on learning. With support from a PNC Grow Up Great grant, the museum collaborated with Arts Ed Collaborative to systematically observe the program’s summer series at the Homewood Early Learning Hub and explore how it supported family learning and development of early childhood concepts and competencies.

We have also consulted on evaluation projects with ACH Clear Pathways to prepare for their move into a new facility, Franklin Regional School District on a new digital media initiative, and our fiscal sponsor Carnegie Museum of Art to evaluate their Copy + Paste exhibition. Contact us if you’d like us to help sharpen your focus on intended outcomes, gauge your audience members’ interests and needs, and better understand how your programs impact participants.

Internal Evaluation

Evaluation and research have played a significant role in our work from the start, as Arts Ed Collaborative has conducted original research in the region and examined what others’ research can tell us about effective practice. Since 2012, we have committed a full-time staff position to evaluation and worked to build evaluation into all of our core programs in an effort to assess everything from participants’ immediate reactions to long-term impact years later.

We create detailed evaluation reports at the conclusion of all our programs. We also include end-of-session evaluation forms after each day’s work. We’re happy to share our findings with you if you’re interested in learning more.

Colin Williams works with Leadership Academy participants at the beginning of the 2018 summer session in Homestead.
  • Improve your impact with stakeholders and community members

  • Create logic models and reports to share information accessibly

  • Evaluate programs using the latest research

  • Use evidence and inquiry to make a case for stronger arts education

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