Evaluation that works.
Apex is a consulting firm specializing in Systems Learning™. For over twenty years, we have facilitated strategic planning, evaluation, and technical assistance for a wide range of initiatives. We align with partners addressing the wicked problems of poverty and income inequality, health and education disparities, and racism and discrimination. Our work has spanned early childhood and family supports, out-of-school time, bilingual and special education, school-based health, housing and food insecurity, and community schools.
Evaluation is at its best when it is in service of learning and equity – when it engages and is responsive to an inclusive set of perspectives, including those who hold decision-making power, those doing the work in the field, and those most affected by the work. Inclusion of these three essential perspectives encourages us to pose better questions, to more accurately acknowledge discrepancies in our collective knowledge, and to co-create more accessible, meaningful, and useful theories of change, data collection tools, and implementation plans. It fosters the humility and wisdom needed for shared and actionable learning.