This tool is designed for individuals who want to formatively assess a research-practice partnership (RPP) in collaboration with its members. It provides guidance on how to set and monitor progress on quarterly RPP goals aligned to five critical dimensions that researchers and practitioners must address to build and sustain an effective RPP. This tool and its related processes enable RPP evaluators and members to monitor the health of their RPP by tracking the extent to which it is meeting its goals and demonstrating effectiveness, as articulated by the five dimensions and their indicators. Using a formative lens rather than a summative one, the tool encourages RPP members to purposefully and honestly reflect on their collaborative work and to make necessary adjustments over time. This tool is designed so that even individuals with limited experience evaluating or participating in RPPs can use it effectively.
ERIC DescriptorsCapacity Building, Communities of Practice, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Formative Evaluation, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Research Practice Relationship, Research Tools, Researcher Practitioner Partnerships, Researchers, Theory Practice Relationship, Trust (Psychology)
Southwest | Publication Type: Tool | Publication
Date: February 2021