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.
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.
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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.
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March 31, 2008 - 9:43am
It seems like everyone is interested in healthcare these days. With the cost of care growing so rapidly, it’s no wonder that this topic piques the interest of so many people, from politicians to employers to the “average” working Jane or Joe. While many people believe that healthcare in America needs changing, there are no easy solutions to this problem.
February 15, 2008 - 10:56am
Here is a tale for anyone that has been surprised by evaluation results:
February 8, 2008 - 11:09am
by Leah Goldstein Moses In our evaluation and strategic planning work, we are increasingly emphasizing "authentic" data when developing a design with our clients. What I mean by authentic data is that as often as possible, we ask people directly how they have experienced a service and changed as a result. When the people experiencing a service are young kids, or have a different language or cultural reference from the person who is doing the study, it is vitally important to check to make sure you are interpreting results correctly.