January 22, 2009 - 2:36pm
With just over one week left in my sabbatical, I am racing through as much reading as I can, and have been riveted by December's American Journal of Evaluation. It starts, as each volume does, with the guiding principles for evaluators. These six principles guide our work and the work of all evaluators. Several of the subsequent articles explore how the final guiding principle is dependent on each of the others.
December 17, 2008 - 3:59pm
By Leah Greetings from my sabbatical! From Dec. 15-January 31, I am catching up on the mountain of "that looks interesting" reading that has been piling up on my desk for... years. My goal is to learn new approaches in planning, evaluation and research that our clients can benefit from.
November 26, 2008 - 1:29pm
Leah at AEMDD 2008.jpg Presenter Leah Goldstein Moses - The Improve Group
November 20, 2008 - 9:30am
Researchers at the University of Vanderbilt have recently released a new checklist, the “Test Accessibility and Modification Inventory,” to assist test creators in creating “accessible” tests that can measure content area knowledge for students with disabilities and those that are mastering English.
October 22, 2008 - 8:51am

At The Improve Group, we work with surveys and survey data nearly every day. Surveys are a great method for reaching a large audience in a cost-effective manner, but they also have their drawbacks. The people you’re interested in reaching are not always motivated to take the survey and return it back to you.

June 16, 2008 - 2:19pm
eric, liz and steve worthington 2.JPG It’s good to be back home after some exciting site visits! Eric, Liz and Steve spent last week in the southwestern corner of Minnesota in Pipestone and Rock Counties. Leah joined them on Thursday to finish off the week in Nobles County.
April 28, 2008 - 8:49am
I had the good fortune to meet Karen Anderson a couple years ago at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Conference in Saint Paul. At that time, she was working on launching her new website, the NonprofitRFPExchange. It was exciting to hear about all the ideas she had for creating a helpful resource for nonprofits.
April 21, 2008 - 11:43am
Chicago Opera Theater's Opera for All program brings professional performers into K-12 Chicago classrooms for a rigorous opera experience tied to the Theater's premier performance of the season. This year, Chicago Opera Theater is debuting a new opera called A Flowering Tree. Each class learned about the opera itself, as well as musical concepts, culture and the arts and the history and context of opera as an art form. Each class has a culminating performance -- with student responsibilities including writing, performing, directing, and set and costume design.
April 2, 2008 - 10:40am
news.bmp This morning, we heard a familiar voice on Minnesota Public Radio! Our client, Judy Schoenberg of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), was a guest on the Midmorning program. She spoke about leadership and self-esteem development in girls and how Girl Scouting has changed throughout the years.