Spotlight 2014

Kansas Speaks

Docking Institute of Public Affairs is an independent nonpartisan research center. We are not affiliated with the Davis/Docking campaign for governor/lieutenant governor. We receive no financial support from any political organization.

Grants Facilitation Brochure pic


Program Evaluation

Why conduct a program evaluation?

Increasingly, more government and public entities are being held accountable for the success or failure of sponsored programs. A program evaluation provides tangible documentation as to a program’s effectiveness - information that could be critical to receiving or maintaining funding.
The Docking Institute is experienced in the development of process and outcome evaluations, as well as needs assessments.

What are the main purposes of program evaluation?

Policymakers, funding organizations, program managers, school districts, and government agencies may all need program evaluation services in order to:

  • Identify the need for a particular program
  • Determine which possible program approaches are best
  • Assess the design of a program
  • Evaluate program implementation and delivery of services
  • Determine program cost efficiency
  • Identify program impact or outcomes
  • Guide policy and program development

Custom Services

After initial consultation, an evaluation strategy will be developed to suit the needs of your program. The following will be determined:

  • The questions that the evaluation should answer
  • The methods and procedures that should be used
  • The nature of the evaluator/stakeholder relationship Professional services often provided for program evaluations include:
  • Questionnaire development
  • Sampling strategy development
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Reports

Recent Clients

  • Kansas Academy of Mathematics & Science
  • Kansas Health Foundation
  • State Library of Kansas

Cost of Services

A custom proposal and cost estimate is available upon request at no cost. Contact  Gary Brinker.

Back to top