Evaluation is key to improving the success of the Access to Achievement Education Foundation and its initiatives. Our personalized, grassroots grant-making approach builds trusting relationships where feedback allows for the continual refinement and improvement of programs. Evaluation is conducted systematically by us as well as our partner schools and programs.

We consider:

• What percentage of our funding goes directly to schools, teachers, or students

• How funds are spent—types of programs and activities/support for individual students

• The number of students reached

• The degree to which funding reaches target students (low-income, underrepresented)

• How funds are enhanced and leveraged by other resources

• How activities can be sustained on a long-term basis