The following provides a high-level overview of each tool or report in this mini-collection:
- An Evaluation Roadmap for a More Effective Government outlines steps to build government capacity for strengthening the practice of evaluation throughout program lifecycles and for decision-makers to use evaluation to inform policymaking. The Evaluation Roadmap offers a strategy to guide State Workforce Agencies as they strive to meet the expectations for increasingly producing and using evidence to inform policymaking.
- US Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office Guidelines for Evaluation Reports using Experimental Designs-Randomized Control Trial (RCT) Designs walks through the questions to consider when assessing an evaluation report’s study characteristics, design and analysis. The Flow Diagram for Randomized Control Trial Study is helpful for reviewing the report from the beginning through to the Follow-up Data Collection Analysis.
- Studying the Use of Research Evidence: A Review of the Methods provides guidance across disciplines and domains on the use of research evidence. The lessons and examples can help assess potential approaches to not just producing evidence, but using it as well.
- Considerations for Conducting Evaluation Using a Culturally Responsive and Racial Equity Lens Self-Assessment is a cultural diversity and cultural competency self-assessment checklist designed for those providing research and evaluation services and support to agencies, projects, and others.