With significant experience in conducting program evaluations of a wide-range of social programs, both large and small, and in a variety of settings, Branch Associates is able to provide technical assistance to organizations and programs in conducting evaluations. Branch Associates provides assistance in designing evaluations, collecting, managing, and analyzing data, and writing and presenting results of evaluations. While Branch Associates’ staff often collect primary data at programs, they also train on-site program staff to collect data and provide support for standardized data collection. Branch Associates can also help clients use findings from evaluations to improve their programs.
For example, Branch Associates was a multi-year provider of technical assistance and logistical support for the Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program. This special initiative of the U.S. Department of Education tested the effectiveness of arts education in improving academic and artistic outcomes for students participating in over 100 programs nationally. Branch Associates provided technical assistance to local project evaluators, provided conference and meeting support, and produced a compendia profiling projects and promising approaches to evaluation.