Process & Outcome Evaluation

Evaluations involving process and outcome analyses are an integral part of program management. Westat applies our expertise in organization-specific programmatic areas, evaluating if midcourse corrections or other recommendations can improve overall effectiveness.

Project Highlights

Examining infant and toddler feeding practices

Poor nutrition can have a detrimental effect on a woman’s pregnancy, as well as on the subsequent physical and cognitive development of her infant. In 1974, the federal Special...

Finding how best to support family caregivers

The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provides a range of assistance to people caring for an elderly parent, spouse, or other family member. This support can range from...

Finding measures of effective teaching

In 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new project to find ways to fairly and effectively evaluate teachers and identify what effective teaching is. The Measures...

Helping foster children find permanent homes

About 400,000 children in the U.S. are in foster care. To help these children and their families, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supports states’ efforts...

Helping young people move out of foster care

Foster youth who “age out” of the child welfare system, known as transition-age youth, face education, employment, health, and mental health challenges exacerbated by a lack of support networks...

How are our wounded warriors adjusting?

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by a group of veterans and friends to serve veterans and servicemembers who incurred a physical or...

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