"The title says it well. This practical work offers a guiding framework for evaluating a school-linked services initiative, delineates specific steps, and includes a host of useful tools that have been field tested. Anyone planning such an evaluation will find this a major resource aid."
"…a unique how-to document, providing detailed instructions for monitoring and assessing complex comprehensive programs. This book offers a rich context for generating ideas."
"Practical Evaluation for Collaborative Services is a superb resource for educators. With all the forms, models, surveys and examples, it will be priceless for teachers and administrators interested in improving schools and student performance."
"Drawing on their many years of experience evaluating a school-based, collaborative services program, the authors break down the sometimes complex and intimidating process of evaluation into manageable action steps. Further, in going beyond tools and techniques, the authors show how evaluation can be used to both improve accountability and foster organizational learning. A very good resource for those in collaborative services who are now to evaluation."
"An essential guidebook for any professional working with students at risk."
"The first book to provide the tools for the comprehensive management by data of a school’s at-risk population. This much needed guide will provide a roadmap to appropriate intervention for any educator concerned with helping students at risk."