Get IN Chicago measurement utilizes three tiers of evaluation, incorporating all results into ongoing programs, initiatives, and organizational strategy.

Process Evaluations
Process evaluations create learnings that enhance overall service delivery and facilitate change to improve measurement, program delivery, and implementation.  Our current process evaluation work includes capacity building assessments, technical assistance provider reports, ongoing quantitative and qualitative reports from funded programs, site visits, monitoring, and compliance.

Provisional Evaluations
Provisional evaluations are smaller scale empirical evaluations and benchmark assessments that utilize well-accepted research methods to measure program/individual –level effects and outcomes.  Currently, this area includes an evaluation of our parent leadership program, an analysis of Get IN Chicago youth, and surveys of funded programs.

High-Rigor Evaluations
High-rigor evaluations are large-scale and utilize the ‘gold standard’ in research methodology.  They include Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) and Quasi-Experimental research designs.  Get IN Chicago is currently completing two high-rigor evaluations, including an assessment of mentoring programs with NORC and an evaluation of our Chicago Design Competition program with University of Chicago CrimeLab.  We are also in preliminary stages for four additional high-rigor evaluations.

 

We look forward to disseminating findings as they become available. Learn more about our ongoing measurement work through Research and Reports.