Peer Review Program

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The Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (NAEOP) has trained peer monitors available to perform site-visits for TRIO Programs. The peer monitors work with a former U.S. Department of Education site-visitor and are willing to share their knowledge with both new and established projects.

History:

The Peer Review Program was started by NAEOP in response to a drop-off in the number of site visits conducted by the U.S. Department of Education. NAEOP felt that the lack of site visits created a vacuum in which programs might move out of compliance. The Peer Review program was created for Directors to take advantage of as a “technical checkup” on how their programs are doing in complying with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Education. This as a valuable service for NAEOP, for the program being reviewed, and for the monitors.

Services:

As the Department of Education highlights the importance of implementing methods of evaluation to improve our evidence of projects’ effectiveness, NAEOP Peer Reviewer Program is commented to assist you in demonstrating appropriate and effective data collection methods that is linked with goals and objectives. The Peer Reviewer would assist you in recognizing the areas of improvements and the need for documentation for evidence of your services.

Review types:

Type Purpose Benefits Approach Cost
Technical Review To provide guidance to directors in Region 10 seeking to improve their TRIO projects.  This is a technical-assistance based approach and provides project directors guidance in implementing compliant project management practices. These reviews are good for beginning directors, new projects just getting started, projects in transition that need an outside perspective on specific management training, need, and provides mentors for regional projects. A Technical Review is normally a one day review where a peer monitor will help a TRIO Director evaluate their project.  No written report provided; these are not considered formal external evaluations. Monitor’s travel, lodging, and meals.
Full Project Review To provide TRIO projects with a formal evaluation process as designated in a grantee’s funded proposal.  This is a compliance-readiness evaluation.  It is a process that determines the project’s level of compliance with federal rules and regulations. Provides a formal evaluation that generates a written report for program use.  These are good for experienced directors and staff. Usually consist of a review team of at least 2 or more peer monitors.  This review is structured around the areas normally reviewed during a federal site visit and lasts two or more days. A NAEOP project membership is required. $750 + monitor’s travel, lodging, and meals.
Out of Region Review To provide TRIO projects with a formal evaluation process as designated in a grantee’s funded proposal.  This is a compliance-readiness evaluation.  It is a process that determines the project’s level of compliance with federal rules and regulations. Provides a formal evaluation that generates a written report for program use and provides services that will bring in funds for NAEOP activities.  These are good for experienced directors and staff. A limited number of reviews will be considered each year.  $3,000 + monitor’s travel, lodging, and meals.
Self-Assessment To provide a formal, cost-effective way to review your program with your staff.  Meets evaluation plan requirements as outlined in funded proposals. Provides a chance to evaluate your own program using proven assessment documents developed by years of peer monitoring in TRIO.  Only available to NAEOP project members. This review includes a one-hour consultation call with a trained peer monitor. $250 per program type.
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