The Evidence Continuum

The Evidence Continuum

The evidence continuum demonstrates how the infusion of progressively rigorous evaluation and measurement into every phase of a program’s lifecycle builds a cumulative evidence base for a program. 

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Determining Levels of Evidence

AmeriCorps State & National and the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) programs both use “levels of evidence” to situate a program’s cumulative body of evidence along the evidence continuum. Detailed information on levels of evidence for AmeriCorps State & National is available in the AmeriCorps State & National Notice of Grant Funding; detailed information on levels of evidence for SIF are also available in the SIF Notice of Grant Funding and SIF Evidence Rubric.


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