ASF Evaluation Thematic Reports

Introducing the refreshed ASF Evaluation Strategy featuring a new thematic strand of evaluation.

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The refreshed ASF Evaluation Strategy included a new thematic strand of evaluation, designed to respond to emerging system priorities and to provide learning and develop the evidence base on ‘what works and what could be improved, for whom, and in what circumstances’ at the thematic level. The consideration of a range of thematic areas is an integral part of the new Evaluation Strategy, allowing an in-depth focus on collaboratively agreed key areas of enquiry.

There are three individual thematic reports, one for each of the areas of thematic focus and a summary report which brings together an overview ‘stock-take’ on progress:

In particular, the Voice of Children and Young People Thematic Evaluation Report 2024 report assesses children and young people’s participation in decision-making in the Scottish Attainment Challenge. It features a case study by YouthLink Scotland, spotlighting collaborative efforts between schools and youth work to address the educational needs of young people impacted by poverty and inequalities.