Strategic Solutions tailors each of our Reports to meet
the unique needs of your organization and incorporate information required by
grant-awarding agencies/ foundations, oversight agencies and/or school systems
(e.g., performance standards, GPRA, etc.).
Reports synthesize findings from all studies employed to evaluate your program and data collected from multiple sources: standardized tests, questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, case studies, observation and program or organization records, reports and other documentation.
Type of Reports offered and Report sections are outlined below.
A. Progress: progress reports are generated periodically for distribution to relevant stakeholders, including grant agencies. Regular reporting helps ensure objectivity and identify deficiencies so they may be addressed in a timely manner.
B. Evaluation:full evaluation reports are generated annually. Findings are used to inform program/organizational improvement and gain support for sustained and system-wide implementation. Final Reports consist of the following sections (unless otherwise requested):
1) Program Overview (program history, goals, outcomes, etc.) 2) Executive Summary (overview highlighting important findings) 3) Key Evaluation Findings (details with tables/graphs and recipient comments) 4) Conclusions (outlines strengths, weaknesses and implications) 5) Recommendations (offers strategies for improvement) 6) Appendices (study limitations, data tables, references, etc.).
C. Research: in addition to the sections outlined above, a research report includes a literature review and suggested areas for further research.
D. Market Research: relative to your product or service market research reports include topline, market overview, main objectives, key findings, positioning analysis, implications and recommendations.
E. Policy Analysis: includes a description of policy alternatives; comparison of future outcomes; externalities; constraints and political feasibilities; and policy recommendations (e.g., criteria for recommending alternatives; descriptions of preferred alternative(s); implementation strategies; limitations and possible unanticipated outcomes.
F. Feasibility Studies: includes cost analysis; overview of required resources; logistics; review of similar projects or products, advantages and drawbacks, etc. _____________________________________________________________________
All reports are written in
clear, concise, easy-to-understand language devoid of research jargon and
Narratives highlight key evaluation findings and provide an interpretive
context relevant to program goals and expected outcomes.
Tables, graphs and charts are presented in support of the narrative and
are clearly labeled and easy-to-interpret.
Conclusions offer explanations and/or implications for program outcomes
founded in sound research.
Recommendations are constructive, thoughtful and based on successful
practices of similarly designed programs.
Upon request, Best Practices are identified and Logic Models