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Basic Guide to Program Evaluation This document provides guidance for planning and implementing an evaluation of for-profit or nonprofit programs—many kinds of evaluations can be applied to programs, for example, goals-based, process-based, and outcomes-based.

Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network* CYFERnet's Evaluation section includes practical tools useful for evaluating community-based programs; information on how community programs can be sustained; and assessments of organizational support for work in the areas of children, youth, and families. The site provides links to downloadable evaluation guides by topic, for example, logic modeling.

Michigan Toolkit for Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Programs The State of Michigan Department of Community Health, Office of Drug Control Policy, provides a basic evaluation toolkit. The focus is on alcohol, tobacco, other drugs (ATOD) and violence, but the toolkit is general enough to apply to other topics. Links to validated ATOD and violence surveys are available and include a description and appropriate use of each survey.

Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences Cooperative Extension and Outreach This site provides information to design and implement a useful program evaluation to improve a program, compare delivery methods, respond to stakeholders, advocate, and prepare for program promotion. The site contains tip sheets focusing on logic modeling basics, creating questionnaires, developing objectives, sampling, and design of evaluations.

Program Development and Evaluation The Program Development and Evaluation Unit of the University of Wisconsin’s Extension Program provides training and technical assistance that enables Cooperative Extension campus and community-based faculty and staff to plan, implement and evaluate high quality educational programs. In addition to a basic evaluation handbook, the evaluation publications include a variety of topics, such as logic modeling, data collection, and questionnaire design.

Understanding Evaluation: The Way to Better Prevention Programs [pdf 260K]. This handbook describes a variety of evaluation activities so that school districts and community agencies can tailor evaluations to their local program objectives and needs.

 

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