Reflections on Applying Principles of Equitable Evaluation

Posted June 12, 2019
By the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center
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The Annie E. Casey Foundation enlisted WestEd — a nonprofit, nonpartisan research firm — to conduct four evaluations over a two-year period. This document revisits WestEd’s work and the authors’ broader experiences conducting research and evaluation studies. Along the way, readers will explore three basic questions: What is equitable evaluation? How can it be applied? And: What have the authors learned about implementing equitable evaluation principles?

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Key Takeaway

Wanted: agile, responsive and inclusive evaluators

Sharing ownership of the evaluation process isn’t automatic—or even typical. To support this approach, evaluators must be willing to engage in continuous self-reflection and adjustment; allow participants to drive decision making; and adapt traditional methods in response to stakeholder input.