At Street Law we take program evaluation seriously. We measure program outcomes and outputs whenever possible to ensure that our work is of the highest quality and positively impacts the lives of participants. We design our programs and content using current research and best practices in the fields of civic education, youth development, teacher professional development, and democracy education.
During the last program year (July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018), we had the following impacts:
Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers (Evaluated 2014–2016)
An evaluation of the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers, a six-day professional development program for secondary social studies teachers, found that:
- Teachers became significantly more confident in using Institute teaching strategies and content.
- Teachers’ use of Institute teaching strategies and content increased.
- Teachers’ knowledge about the Supreme Court grew.
2017 SCSI Evaluation Executive Summary.pdf | 2017 SCSI Evaluation Report.pdf
Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs (Evaluated in 2007 and 2011)
Our Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs partner teams of legal community volunteers with nearby, diverse high school law classes. Evaluations have shown that these programs, through volunteer-taught classroom lessons and a field trip to the law firm students' knowledge of and interest in the law and legal careers have increased.
An evaluation of the Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs shows increases in the following:
- Students’ awareness of legal career pathways
- Students’ awareness of the steps necessary to obtain those careers
- Students’ overall interest in the legal profession
- Students’ levels of inspiration by the program’s volunteers as role models
2011 Legal Diversity Pipeline Program for Law Firms Evaluation Report.pdf | 2007 Legal Diversity Pipeline Program for Corporate Legal Departments Evaluation Report.pdf
Evaluation Reports from Past Programs