Who is an Evaluator? What are an Evaluator’s Responsibilities? 

An Evaluator is a neutral third party who acts as a mirror, reflecting back to clients the information needed to answer key questions and assess progress.

The Evaluator is an impartial person who analyzes the data collected about how a grant funded program meets its objectives and goals and interprets them for laypersons and professionals from a neutral, objective perspective.

The four basic types of evaluation: clinical reviews, clinical trials, program reviews, and program trials.

There are three basic categories of monitoring; technical monitoring, functional monitoring and business process monitoring.

There are many different types of evaluations depending on the object being evaluated and the purpose of the evaluation. The most important basic distinction in evaluation types is that between formative and summative evaluation.

An outcome evaluation measures a program’s results and determines whether intended outcomes were achieved. It tests hypotheses by comparing conditions before and after participation, by comparing participants with similar individuals who did not participate, or by comparing a combination of both.

The Grant Evaluator position requires a professional with evaluation skills and experience who is familiar with outcomes-based research. The Grant Evaluator will also conduct process evaluation, assist in contracts management and reporting, and be responsible for the management of large, complex databases.

All Evaluators must sign a legal and binding Grant Evaluator Contract Agreement before beginning the evaluation.

The contract must first go through OSPRA and legal before being signed by a VSU authorized official.

The contract must be signed by a VSU authorized official NOT by the PI.