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Evaluation Findings

Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Street Law, Inc. recognizes program evaluations as a valuable learning tool that help the organization measure its achievement of program objectives and understand and improve the effectiveness of its work. 

At every Street Law training, participants complete surveys rating the sessions, offer comments on what did and did not work, and suggest improvements for future trainings. 

Whenever possible, Street Law utilizes the professional help of outside experts to conduct evaluations.  Summaries and reports from these evaluations can be found below. 

Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program

Conducted in 2007, with independent consultant Wendy Richardson, PhD 


Deliberating in a Democracy

Conducted by Professor Patricia Avery, University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development

Results suggest that the deliberative process may have a positive impact on secondary students in areas important to the development of thoughtful and engaged citizenship:

  • Political knowledge
  • Understanding of political issues
  • Perspective-taking
  • Ability to state opinions
  • Confidence in stating opinions

Additionally, students appeared to enjoy and learn from the process. Future studies should examine the possibility of a slightly differential impact on students from different ethnic/racial backgrounds.

Results also indicate that, with some training, teachers can develop the skills to facilitate effective deliberations and that these skills may promote positive changes in their overall pedagogical approaches (e.g., more student-centered classrooms, increase in classroom dialog).


Democracy Education Exchange Project

Conducted in 2003, by InSites, a nonprofit organization that conducts research and evaluation and provides technical assistance to schools, districts, states, and organizations engaged in major change within education systems.


Law School Diversity Pipeline

Conducted in 2008 with independent consultant Wendy Richardson, PhD 


NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program

Conducted in 2011, by Street Law and NALP staff


Parents and the Law

Conducted in 1997-1998, by Caliber Associates.


Save Our Streets

Conducted by Caliber Associates.