11 Nov 2014
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Every Hour Counts is seeking an evaluation firm with a solid track record in developmental evaluation to support the evaluation of the adoption of a measurement framework across expanded learning systems.
This three-year pilot project will occur in several cities across the United States. Every Hour Counts created a Measurement Framework that presents the expected results of citywide expanded learning systems and suggests ways to measure those results. The Framework was conceived as a way to assist communities in setting goals for their expanded learning systems and to help them improve and measure their progress. The evaluation firm will devise a plan to assess whether the communities are able to use the tool as intended, and the experiences of the pilot cities will then inform refinement of the Measurement Framework for the benefit of the broader field. The evaluator will serve as a strategic learning partner and facilitate a developmental evaluation process – analyzing the local context and needs of each city and helping to revise implementation on a continuous basis to maximize success and ultimate scalability. The results of this study – evaluation findings and an updated Measurement Framework – are expected to be of interest to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, funders and others involved in supporting expanded learning strategies for children and youth nationwide.