Over the years, SPEC Associates has produced a number of documents – instruments, toolkits, reports – that are publicly available. Publications are listed by subject area and in order of more recent to less recent. Some of the reports below are available for download as a PDF. These will all have a download link next to their name. 

Evaluation Methods

  • Hwalek, M. and Grcich Williams, M. (2011) The Real-Time Evaluation Memo: A Tool for Enabling Evaluative Thinking and Learning in Foundations and Nonprofits. Foundation Review, Vol 2:3 pp. 25-35.

  • Brandon, P., Smith, N. and Hwalek, M. (2011) Evaluation Exemplar: Aspects of Successful Evaluation Practice at an Established Private Evaluation Firm. American Journal of Evaluation, Vol 2:2 pp. 295-307.

  • Hwalek, M. and Straub, V. (2010) When Mountains Move Too Slowly. In When Research Goes Off the Rails: Why it happens and what you can do about it. David L. Streiner and Souraya Sidani (Eds.) New York: The Guildford Press.

  • Hwalek, M. and Juntunen, A. (2000), “Program Evaluation and Its Application to Electronic Monitoring.” Journal of Offender Monitoring (Spring) pp. 23-24.

Higher Education

  • Improving the Yields in Higher Education: Findings from Lumina Foundation’s State-Based Efforts to Increase Productivity in U.S. Higher Education. Click here to download this report.

  • Cross-State Technical Report for: Lumina’s State-Based Efforts to Improve Productivity in U.S. Higher Education. Click here to download this report.

  • Getting Ahead in Arizona. Click here to download this report.

  • Moving from State Policy to Implementation in Indiana. Click here to download this report.

  • A Coordinated Statewide Approach to Increase Student Completion in Maryland. Click here to download this report.

  • Policy Changes and New Initiatives in Montana Higher Education. Click here to download this report.

  • Working Toward Broader Collaboration in Ohio Higher Education. Click here to download this report.

  • Tennessee Passes and Builds on Landmark Legislation to “Drive to 55”. Click here to download this report.

  • Productivity Efforts in Texas and the Engagement of Higher Education. Click here to download this report.

  • Conditions that Supported Scaling of Course Redesign in Maryland. Click here to download this report.

Aging

  • Sengstock-Hwalek Comprehensive Index of Elder Abuse. Click here to download this report.

  • H-S Elder Abuse Screening Test. Click here to download this report.

  • Area Agency on Aging 1-B 2012 Client Satisfaction Survey Report. Click here to download this report.

  • Older Workers in Direct Care: A labor force expansion study. Click here to download this report.

  • Community Supports: Bottom Line Advantage. Click here to download this report.