Peer Learning

Each TAACCCT grant (Rounds 2-4) is required to procure an independent, third-party evaluation of its grant. These third-party evaluations will assess the training impacts and outcomes of participants in TAACCCT-funded activities and document their individual grant’s implementation.

The national evaluation team facilitates multiple opportunities for peer exchange among third-party evaluators including:

  • Virtual roundtables aimed to facilitate peer-learning for smaller groups of TAACCCT third-party evaluators
  • Webinars on evaluation topics
  • Evaluation conferences for TAACCCT third-party evaluators

Many of the following resources are useful to third-party evaluators of all TAACCCT rounds, as the content discusses evaluation design or methodological approaches. However, some webinars are intended to orient grantees to evaluation requirements and deliverables for a particular TAACCCT round. Resources are grouped by TAACCCT round.

 

Webinars and Resources for Round 4 Grants

TAACCCT Success from the Start: Round 4 Grants Convening

Date Title Description
6/11/15 Plenary: Using Evaluation to Build Strong Evidence of Community College Innovations Evaluation Plenary Handout
6/11/15 Embedding Evaluation: Lessons from CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Slides from CUNY ASAP Presentation
6/11/15 Inside ASAP Accelerated Study in Associate Programs CUNY ASAP Resource Guide
6/11/15 Rigorous Quasi-Experimental Evaluations: Design Considerations Slides from QED Design Considerations Presentation
6/11/15 Measuring Employment Outcomes Using Unemployment Insurance (UI) Wage Records UI Wage Records Presentation Handout
6/10/15 Evaluation Roundtables – Descriptions and Resources Handouts from Evaluation Roundtables

Round 4

Date Title Description
3/10/16 Webinar Introducing the Outcomes Study for the Round 4 TAACCCT National Evaluation Webinar recording
3/10/16 Outcomes Study Overview Slides from the webinar on the TAACCCT Round 4 national evaluation outcomes study
3/3/15 Detailed Evaluation Plans TAACCCT Round 4 Slides from the webinar on developing and submitting detailed evaluation plans
3/3/15 Detailed Evaluation Plans TAACCCT Round 4 Accompanying technical assistance document
3/3/15 Detailed Evaluation Plans TAACCCT Round 4 Webinar recording
1/7/15 Introduction to the Round 4 Evaluation Slides from January 7 webinar
1/7/15 Webinar Introducing the Round 4 TAACCCT Evaluation Webinar recording

Webinars and Resources for Prior TAACCCT Rounds

Rounds 1, 2, & 3

Date Title Description
6/1/17 Developing Your TAACCCT Final Evaluation Report (Round 3) Webinar Recording
8/22/16 Example Tables for Round 2 Final Evaluation Reports Example Tables for Round 2 Final Report
8/22/16 Guidance for TAACCCT Grant's Third – Party Evaluations Resources to help TAACCCT grantees and their third-party evaluators produce a final evaluation report.
9/2/15 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Visualization Techniques for Presenting Evaluation Data Webinar recording
6/30/15 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Qualitative Methods and Implementation Analysis Webinar recording
4/21/15 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Adapting Evaluation Designs to Reality Slides from April 21 2015 webinar on Adapting Evaluation Designs to Reality
4/21/15 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Adapting Evaluation Designs to Reality Webinar recording
12/16/14 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Evaluating Partnerships in TAACCCT – National and Local Perspectives Slides from the December 16 2014 webinar on evaluating partnerships
12/16/14 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Evaluating Partnerships in TAACCCT – National and Local Perspectives Webinar recording
7/29/14 Virtual Roundtable: Propensity Score Matching Notes and overview from July 29 2014 VRT Propensity Score Matching for Rounds 1-3
6/23/14 Virtual Roundtable: Addressing Data Challenges Notes and overview from June 23 2014 VRT Addressing Data Challenges for Rounds 1-3
5/27/14 Virtual Roundtable: Evaluating Capacity Building in TAACCCT Notes and overview from May 27 2014 VRT Evaluating Capacity Building for Rounds 1-3
4/1/14 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Framework of Preferred Evaluation Methodologies for TAACCCT Impact/Outcomes Analysis MDE Slides and Examples
4/1/14 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Understanding Sample Sizes Needed for Impact Analysis Slides from April 1 2014 webinar on sample sizes for impact analysis
4/1/14 National TAACCCT Evaluation Webinar on Power Analysis Webinar recording
4/1/14 Minimum Detectable Effects Sample Spreadsheet for TAACCCT Sample Spreadsheet-Sample Size Webinar Materials
4/11/14 Virtual Roundtable: Using Implementation Analysis for Formative Feedback and Program Improvement Notes from March 11th 2014 VRT Using Implementation Analysis for Formative Feedback and Program Improvement
12/3/13 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Student Data Slides from December 3 2013 webinar on Student Data
12/3/13 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Student Data Webinar recording
11/19/13 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Evaluation Comparison Groups Slides from the November 19 2013 webinar on comparison groups
11/19/13 National TAACCCT Evaluation: Evaluation Comparison Groups Webinar recording

Round 3

Date Title Description
4/11/14 Detailed Evaluation Plans TAACCCT Round 3 Slides from April 11 2014 webinar
4/11/14 Detailed Evaluation Plans TAACCCT Round 3 Webinar recording

Rounds 1 and 2

Date Title Description
12/17/13 Virtual Roundtable on Comparison Group Designs for Rounds 1 and 2 Third-Party Evaluators Notes and overview from December 17 2013 VRT Comparison Group Designs for Rounds 1&2
5/22/13 Introduction to the National TAACCCT Evaluation Slides from May 22 2013 webinar
5/22/13 Introduction to the National TAACCCT Evaluation Webinar recording

 

Stay Up-to-Date

  • Join the TAACCCT third-party evaluators list to be notified of upcoming webinars and peer-learning roundtables
  • Complete the form on the Contact page or email TAACCCTeval@urban.org (include your name, contact information, organization, round and lead institution of the grant(s) you are evaluating)