Summative assessment is a key part of the larger impact evaluation and evidence based practice framework. If an educational strategy is evidence-based, data- or research-based, educators compile, analyze and use objective evidence to inform the design of academic programs or guide modification of instructional techniques. Our model includes these tiers of data collection toward program evaluation and assessment.
In partnership with the model, strategically selected institutions of higher learning assist the development of research to inform the unique impact of dynamic forces influencing the achievement of low-income minority children. The university partnership guides, and suggests refinement at critical milestones to undergird the integrity and validity of outcome evaluation, assessment and reporting.
Building Community Partnerships
External public and private partnerships are critical for effective implementation to programmatically provide a dynamic continuum of academic and social service resources for children and families. Through a network of strategic alignments, CCFA assists its families with resources that include: individual and family goal setting; continuing education counseling and referral; employment counseling and training; social service referrals that assist with housing, utility, food, clothing and transportation deficits; child health, behavioral, social, psychological and neurological assessments as needed; and behavioral health referrals including substance abuse assessment and treatment referrals as needed.