This report describes a project to develop a comprehensive evaluation framework for the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program and recommends metrics for assessing and communicating progress toward the program's goals.
Reports on an evaluation of California suicide intervention training workshops to provide evidence that training is delivered with fidelity and adherence to the workshop's design, as well as with high quality.
In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extended grants to three organizations involved with competency-based education approaches. RAND examined these organizations' implementation, student experiences, and student outcomes.
Competency-based education meets students where they are academically, provides them opportunities for choice, and awards them credit for evidence of learning, not time spent studying a subject. Researchers identify lessons for policy, partnerships, and practice regarding this approach.
This fact sheet summarizes findings from a baseline statewide survey of Californians regarding their knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes regarding the mental health issues that are the focus of the state' prevention and early intervention program.
With summer now underway, RAND's Catherine Augustine hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, answering questions about year-round schooling, how to get the most out of summer learning programs, and more.
Better implementation of policy results in better policy outcomes, but the capacity of public administration to deliver new policies is often not assessed. Here we summarise six types of organisational capacity, and suggest methods to measure them.
A series of social innovation pilot projects across Europe aim to support the growth of European social finance markets and the development of capacities within social business and young entrepreneurship. RAND Europe and Ecorys are evaluating these pilots and hosting a series of interactive workshops.
RAND Europe has been commissioned by the World Bank to conduct a stocktaking exercise to map the diversity of employment interventions in South Asia. In addition, RAND will conduct a scoping review of international evidence on the impact of interventions.
Funding for improving U.S. port security has declined from $389 million in 2008 to $100 million in 2014. This makes it more important than ever to ensure the highest possible return on investment from grant funding.
The Violence and Stress Assessment (ViStA) study is the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the impact of a care management intervention for treating PTSD in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
As a first step in a larger study of Delaware Stars, a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early learning and care programs, RAND research reviewed prior literature, examined existing data, and interviewed key stakeholders.