Degrees Of Change
WE ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS
As data-driven proponents of educational equity, we rigorously evaluate our work and continually assess its impact. Explore some of the reports that measure and articulate the impact of our program models.
THEORY OF CHANGE
Our program models are informed by a rigorous, literature-based theory of change developed by Degrees of Change CEO and Act Six Founder, Tim Herron, in his doctoral dissertation at University of Washington. His study found significant positive effects of the Act Six model when compared to a propensity-score matched comparison group.
- View the theory of change illustration
- Explore the theory of change narrative
- Read the full dissertation
ACT SIX NCAN CASE STUDY
In 2017 the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) authored a case study on Act Six, spotlighting Act Six’s high college completion rates while examining key components of the program’s unique model.
- Read the NCAN case study
ACT SIX EXTERNAL EVALUATION
In 2007, Wilder Research conducted a formal evaluation of the early Act Six program at Whitworth University, as the first cadre was preparing to graduate. The year-long project resulted in a 220-page report identifying multiple positive effects.
- Review the Wilder Research executive summary
READY TO RISE CLAREMONT EVALUATION CENTER REPORTS
To measure and understand the impact of Ready to Rise, College Spark Washington and Degrees of Change are contracting with Claremont Evaluation Center at Claremont Graduate University in a five-year formal evaluation of the project.
- Contact Kelly Bay-Meyer to learn more