Quality Assurance Provisions
In recognising the critically important role quality assurance procedures play in maintaining operations of the organisation to the highest possible standards, Social Systems and Evaluation has developed a Quality Policy Statement and Quality Assurance Framework.
Quality Policy Statement
Social Systems and Evaluation employ a quality policy to ensure projects are completed to the highest possible standard reflecting the organisation's commitment to quality procedures.
This is achieved through diligent adherence to a framework developed and maintained by the directors within which all submissions to undertake projects are formulated and all projects are undertaken. Using the Program Evaluation Standards 2nd Edition* as a guide, the framework is built around four areas, with the overall goals in each area being:
Quality Assurance Framework
The quality assurance framework has been developed to ensure each of the four quality areas are addressed on a continuing basis.
Social Systems and Evaluation maintain the framework and modify it to reflect emerging trends identified through continuing review of and contact with relevant periodicals and publications and experiences gained from projects completed by the organisation. The four areas under which the quality assurance principles are grouped and the principles within each group constitute the framework.
* The Program Evaluation Standards 2nd Edition, How to Assess Evaluations of Education Programs, The Joint Committee on Standards for Education Evaluation, James R Saunders, Chair