Evaluation-Related Questions for FOA PS13-1308
Q1: Does the 10% required allocation for an Evaluator have to go to a separate specialist?
A1: The 10% required allocation is to support evaluation activities. It may be used to hire an external evaluator, fund an evaluation contract, and/or support the costs of evaluation activities in other ways.
Q2: Does the 10% allocation for evaluation apply to year 1, or just years 2-5?
A2: The 10% allocation for evaluation is for years 1-5.
Q3: Can the YRBS staff also do the evaluation?
A3: Yes, if they have the right skill set for the evaluation that is required in this FOA.
Q4: What credentials is DASH looking for with regards to the Evaluator at 10%?
A4: That will depend on what best meets the needs of the funded partner.
Q5: Performance measures are the same for Strategies 2 and 3. What kind of outcome measures will NGO be responsible for?
A5: Although the short-term outcomes measures will likely be measured by the education agencies, the NGO will be held accountable for helping education agencies achieve those outcomes.
Q6: How do we track and report number of students tracked and referred when this is confidential?
A6: The DASH evaluation team will work with funded partners to determine an appropriate process for this. DASH will not expect funded partners to report names of students referred, only the total numbers.
Q7: What tools for tracking key objectives, such as improved linkage to health services and increased percentage of alternative schools that increase school environment, are suggested for use and for inclusion in the proposals? (page 14)
A7: Evaluation Questions and Short-Term Performance Measures are listed on pages 24-26. Some of these measures will be collected under School Health Profiles and other measures under a revised system that will be designed by CDC and presented to funded partners during orientation.
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