A Theory of Change
Ever wonder how your programme, project or initiative contributes to student outcomes? A Theory of Change sets out HOW and WHY a desired change is expected to come about. It is a roadmap to help you get from here to where you want to go.
Theory of Change FAQs
A printable copy of the above FAQs to help with your planning.
There is no one single way to create a Theory of Change; it looks different depending on the needs of the stakeholders. It is very important that your Theory of Change links into your organisation’s overall strategic objectives and vision.
Here are some examples of how it is applied on Ministry initiatives.
Principal Recruitment Allowance
The Principal Recruitment Allowance is made available to Boards of Trustees that face significant challenges and have a principal vacancy.
The Theory of Change was developed with key stakeholders from the Ministry of Education, Education Review Office, NZ Schools Trustees Association and the National Allocation Panel.
Reading Recovery is a literacy support programme.
The intervention logic was created post implementation using existing documentation and workshops with Ministry staff knowledgeable about the programme.
Tools and resources
To help you create a Theory of Change for your programme, project or initiative, start answering the Evaluative Thinking questions. The app would also help you create one. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Logic model app
We have developed a logic model app that will help clarify how your activities contribute to achieving the intended outcomes for your programme, project or initiative.
Evaluative Thinking questions
We have developed simple questions that will help embed Evaluative Thinking from the get go. The questions are useful to ask when you plan, do and review your project, programme or any initiative. Find out more about the Evaluation Thinking questions.