Program Evaluation Lab

Nevada Center for Surveys, Evaluation, and Statistics

focus group meeting room

Through an approach known as partnership evaluation, the Program Evaluation Lab (PEL) provides an alternative to traditional evaluation services by working in partnership with those who strive to improve the quality of life in their communities. Over the past 18 years, PEL, formerly the Center for Program Evaluation (CPE), has provided high quality, comprehensive professional evaluation services to a variety of organizations and departments at the local, state, regional and national level. PEL focuses on three primary areas of specialization: health and wellness; youth development and education; and community and family services.

Evaluation Lab Services

  • program evaluation design
  • survey design and data collection (phone, mail, web)
  • database design, data entry and analysis
  • data presentations
  • grant proposal development and grant management
  • report writing
  • evaluation training and consultation
  • focus groups
  • meeting facilitation
  • logic model development
  • Needs assessment
  • Facilitation of data use and data-driven decision-making