It is part of human nature to evaluate. Generally, the goal is to learn from situations and make changes in order to improve things. In Public Achievement, there are precious opportunities to have greater impact if we regularly carry out evaluation.

At left are links to evaluation tools for coaches, teachers, and site teams. When done on a continual basis, evaluation deepens and strengthens our learning and helps us determine best practices in civic work.

Familiarize yourself with the tools. Make a plan for your Public Achievement year, including regular evaluation. And share your results with your Public Achievement site, local community, and the Center for Democracy and Citizenship. There are people around the globe interested in learning what you are doing and learning.

Evaluation of Public Achievement by RMC Research (2006)