The Evaluation Group - Projects


Even before the evaluation specialists more formally organized into The Evaluation Group at the Institute on Community Integration, they were conducting evaluation projects. Collectively, they have conducted hundreds of evaluations over the last 20 years in local, state, and national settings that serve children, youth, and adults with disabilities and other special needs. The following list highlights the types of evaluation projects that have been conducted by The Evaluation Group evaluation specialists during the last several years.

Evaluating Government Programs for Support Services

  • Mainstream Housing Vouchers
  • Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Program
  • Minnesota Home and Community-Based Waiver Program
  • Minnesota's Consumer Support Grant Option
  • National Evaluation of Medicaid Home and Community Based Services
  • Quality of Services and System Performance of Minnesota's Medicaid Home and Community Based Services for Persons with Mental Retardation and Related Conditions

Evaluating Programs Serving Children and Youth

  • A Reintegration Framework for Care and Treatment Facilities (see Reintegration Toolkit)
  • Anoka County Transition and Customized Employment (TCE) Project
  • Day Treatment Programs for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Minnesota Postschool Follow-Up System
  • Project C3: Connecting Youth to Communities and Careers
  • Reducing Juvenile Crime through Early Intervention: Evaluation of “All Children Excel” (ACE)

Evaluating Training Programs and Curricula

  • Assessing Assistive Technology Needs
  • College of Direct Support: The Research and Training Center on Community Living’s Web-Based Training System for Direct Service Personnel and Frontline Supervisors
  • Outreach to Empower: An Evidence-Based Approach to Promote the Successful Transition of American Indian Youth to Adult Life

Evaluating Systems Change

  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Literacy Project
  • Redesign of Case Management Services in Minnesota
  • Statewide Continuous Improvement Focused Monitoring Process Implementation and Evaluation