At THINK Together, it is a strategic priority to be able to demonstrate results. We want to be sure that our efforts are making a positive and measurable difference for students.
To this end, we engage in both internal and external evaluation practices to monitor and validate the success of our programs. We utilize multiple measures and sources including quality site assessment tools, assessment scores and survey feedback from various stakeholders including parents, students, principals and district administration. Our staff is guided through data reflection processes at least four times per year that ensure they use data to make program development decisions. Afterschool staff meets routinely with principals to ensure the THINK Together programs are aligned with instructional day needs and goals. They also take part in the grade-level teacher meetings to gauge student needs and to adjust the curriculum plan as needed. The result of this work has been favorable.