Resource Tools Developed Especially for Our Evaluators

Evaluation Tools

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Approach to Evaluation

Program evaluations are a cornerstone of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) efforts to learn from our work. In any given year, RWJF conducts between 30 to 40 active program evaluations and invests about 5 percent of its annual grantmaking budget on evaluations.

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Evaluation: What Grantees Can Expect

We discuss RWJF's goals related to program evaluation, how we involve grantees in the process, and how findings are used.

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Laura Leviton

American Evaluation Association (AEA) Thought Leader Discussion Series

RWJF Special Adviser for Evaluation hosts the American Evaluation Association Thought Leader Discussion

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Tools

Evaluation tools aid evaluators as they begin their assessment of Foundation programs. To assist evaluators, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Series was created in addition to other valuable resources we make available.

Evaluability assessments are an effective, yet inexpensive way to understand the assumptions behind objects and focus the program development.

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An Ecological Understanding of Evaluation Use

A case study of the Active for Life: Increasing Physical Activity Levels in Adults Age 50 and Older evaluation.

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The Systematic Screening and Assessment Method

The SSA Method translates practice into research by identifying promising practices ready for evaluation.

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A Guide to Evaluation Primers

Produced by the Association for the Study and Development of Community, this document offers an orientation to handbooks and basic primers on evaluation.

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