Assessment for IMPACT
At the Levesque Institute, we encourage the variety of academic disciplines to track their projects and/or initiatives in several ways. We assist in both design and implementation of methods that are "discipline-friendly," that is, suited to the academic discipline in which a project has originated. The combination of assessment tools often yields a truer picture of IMPACT.
The most common form of assessment is through measures (surveys, tests, quantitative and qualitative scales and inquires.) Measures, however, are only one part of the assessment world.
The visual presentation relation and inter-relation of systems and persons, and the statistical modeling of these relations can capture and reveal informative sources of data.
Digital cartography and the use of geospatial data is the most recent addition to the leader's toolbox for making well taken, data-informed decisions.
Descriptive and participatory measures that include histories, personal stories, video and image records, and the combination of geospatial data with any of these in "story-mapping" is a new and powerful tool.
IMPACT Evaluation strategies
Different impact evaluation provide information about the impacts produced by an intervention. The intervention might be a small project, a large program, a collection of activities, or a policy. It provides information about the causal outcomes(impacts) produced by an intervention rather than just the outputs of particular measured variable system. Impact evaluation is structured to answer the question: how would outcomes such as participants’ well-being have changed if the intervention had not been undertaken?