There’s a wide range of purposes for which evaluations are conducted. Evaluation use occurs when an evaluation leads to a change in the program being evaluated, the host organization, or the people involved in the evaluation or the program


Evaluation uses can be grouped into one of four main categories: 


  1. For Project Improvement - Evaluation creates a feedback loop so you are regularly reflecting on evaluation findings and using them to fine-tune your activities and deepen your project’s impact.

  2. For Project Dissemination and Advocacy - Promote your project or program by sharing what you’ve learned with colleagues and others who can help advance your mission.

  3. For Project Accountability - Fulfill the requirements of informing advisors, funders and supporters of your project’s progress and impact.

  4. For Project Planning - Use evaluation findings about past work to identify opportunities and plan your next endeavor.


Evaluation can take many forms, from elaborate to quite simple, but the goal is the same, to provide evidence of the impact of your work. An evaluation expert knows how to design your evaluation and how to gather the appropriate data to determine the impacts. 


Outcomes Consulting Services will collaborate with you on the development and implementation of the evaluation process for your project or program. 

  • Outside evaluator for Mountain Empire Community College ATE grant

  • Outside evaluator for Ranken Technical College ATE grant and STEP grant

  • National Visiting Committee for Thomas Nelson Community College ATE grant

  • External Evaluator for Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG 2.0) for Department of Health and Human Services (Goodwill Industries of the Valley)

  • New River Valley Workforce Investment Board Department of Labor grant

  • Pittsburgh Technical College - ISME ATE Project

  • SUNY Erie Community College - INVest ATE Project

  • Normandale Community College - DELIVER ATE Project

  • Portland Community College - NSF S-STEM Grant

  • VOCAL Virginia Evaluation Plan


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