Virtual Data Parties

Virtual Data Parties
Data Parties are one of our favorite ways to co-construct meaning of data! They make data fun and interactive, and can lead to meaningful conversations and action! The implications of taking lessons learned and translating them into actionable steps toward program improvement has only become more immediate over the past year. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Our Theme Songs

Our Theme Songs
The December 2020 Evaluation Edge posed a question: “What song would be playing if you walked into a big event or onto a sports field?” The Evaluation Center team wanted to share our theme songs with you, and invite you to email your theme song to evaluation@wustl.edu. Please let us know if you DO NOT […]

Evaluation in a Virtual World: Six Months of Working Remotely

Evaluation in a Virtual World: Six Months of Working Remotely
Our abrupt transition to remote work in March was jarring, but we worked hard to keep everything running as smoothly as possible. Six months later, we are well-settled into a routine of remote work and have learned a few lessons along the way. Lesson 1: Create a working environment at home Our team has found […]

The Evaluation Center Celebrates its 2020 Graduates

The Evaluation Center Celebrates its 2020 Graduates
The Evaluation Center is proud to announce the graduation of three graduate student assistants from The Brown School of Social Work. The Evaluation Center values its reciprocal relationship with student workers who learn about program evaluation, strategic planning, and data collection and analysis as they assist us with client projects. Read on to learn where […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri Uses a Data Party to Share Evaluation Findings

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri Uses a Data Party to Share Evaluation Findings
In February 2020, we hosted a data interpretation party with over 60 Big Brother Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBBSEMO) leaders and staff. The Evaluation Center uses data parties to engage stakeholders’ with the evaluation data. Together with our partners, we co-construct interpretations of the data and brainstorm recommendations based on the evaluation findings. The […]

Our COVID-19 Response

Our COVID-19 Response
March 31, 2020 Colleagues and Partners, We hope that you, your families, and the communities you serve stay healthy and safe. Like you, we have been watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold and getting used to our “new normal”. Thanks to the quick action taken by Washington University and Brown School to protect the health of our students, faculty and […]

Coming Home for Good Provides Infographic Inspiration

Coming Home for Good Provides Infographic Inspiration
RELINK is a St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN) initiative that combines one-on-one support with referrals to committed community partners in health, mental health, housing, employment, and education. The Evaluation Center has partnered with the RELINK initiative since 2016. IHN and the Evaluation Center recognized the need to share the progress and effectiveness of the […]

The Healthy Schools Toolkit Launched

The Healthy Schools Toolkit Launched
The Healthy Schools Toolkit was launched in summer 2019 after two years of research with two St. Louis school districts. The toolkit is designed to help education leaders build healthy school communities that support the whole child and lead to student success. The Healthy Schools Toolkit is grounded in the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole […]