Evaluation

Expertise in relevant, rigorous evaluation methods

Does a program work? If not, why not? Are resources—financial, personnel, technological—used in the most effective way? We consult closely with our clients to develop and implement relevant, rigorous evaluations. We apply diverse methodologies to observe, measure, and analyze the mechanics of how programs work and if they are meeting their goals.

Evaluation Tailored for Solutions

Our evaluators have the know-how to respond to a wide variety of program needs. We develop custom evaluation solutions (112KB PDF) that address a program’s particular problem, stage of development, decision-making needs, and context.

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...

Program Support

Westat can identify the key ingredients for program success as well as the factors that lead to program failure. We can provide support and evaluator expertise at any stage of the process...

Stakeholder Experience

What is the stakeholder’s experience with a product, device, or program? Does it meet their needs, whether they are users, funders, or providers? Westat offers a cohesive, research-based set...

Technical Assistance & Training

Our technical assistance and training helps build capacity in study design, protocol development, project and data management, and statistical analysis...

Consumer Product Evaluation

How safe are products for consumers? Who uses them? How do they use them? What kinds of problems do consumers encounter with the products? Are problems reported? These are just a few...
 

See the 2010 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation (796KB PDF) for evaluating the National Science Foundation’s educational projects.