Hillsborough Homeless Education Program

Homeless Education and Literacy Project (HELP) supports the identification, enrollment, attendance, and academic success of homeless students. We evaluate this program each year to provide staff with detailed information about the program’s strengths and needs and to assist them in using the information to make instructional decisions.

In all areas of the evaluation, we work closely with the homeless children and district staff, including the project coordinator, school social workers, district resource teachers, and literacy coaches to ensure careful planning and timely reporting. We use quantitative and qualitative analyses of data that includes parental involvement, as well as data related to the collaboration and coordination with other services in the district and community and social service agencies.

We conduct quantitative analyses of student demographic, identification, attendance, and achievement data, as well as other key issues of special interest to the program, such as promotion/retention, drop-out, graduation, and grade point average data.

Our formative evaluation activities primarily focus on project implementation and the use of evaluation results for ongoing improvement of the project. This multiple-methods approach to collect and analyze evidence provides the basis for you to assess your project’s implementation and outcome measures.

Our goal is to help you systematically develop and improve the processes and outcomes of your educational programs.