Curry Prof. Ben Castleman co-writes a piece on low-cost program evaluation in education.
If President Trump’s budget blueprint is any indication, most agencies soon will face significant budget cuts. That makes it more important than ever to get the most impact from every program dollar. To do that, agencies will need to use rigorous program evaluation to learn what works and what doesn’t, and to improve program results.
So how can agencies do the most good with their limited evaluation dollars? They need to get savvy about low-cost evaluation strategies.