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Measuring the Quality of Mentor-Youth Relationships: A Tool for Mentoring Programs Does my program work? This evaluation guide helps program coordinators answer the question by gauging the effectiveness of both individual relationships and the program as a whole through a simple 20-question survey given to the youth UW Resource Network on Outcome Measurement A guide to resources for measuring program outcomes
Stopping the Evaluation Tail from Wagging the Prevention Dog An article by Roger Chesswas, Ph.D. discussing evaluation of prevention programs American Evaluation Association an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness
Basic Guide to Program Evaluation This document orients nonprofit personnel to the nature of program evaluation and how it can be carried out in a realistic and practical fashion, by Carter McNamara, Ph.D. Innovation Network Our organization and our website are dedicated to developing and sharing evaluation tools and know-how with nonprofits and funders, so you can do your work more effectively
Teen Standards Standards of Quality Performance for Teen Programs. Includes standards for youth, staff and the agency Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research Lists FREE resources for methods in evaluation and social research. The focus is on "how-to" do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods. Most of these links are to resources that can be read over the web
Improving Evaluation in Experiential Education Recent changes in the methodologies of evaluation have provided useful tools for experiential educators. Such tools can be used to refine programming, enhance student learning, and perhaps improve the credibility of the field W. K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Toolkit Evaluation is sometimes seen as an intrusive requirement that takes time away from the “real” work of programming. However, we have learned that effective evaluation provides program practitioners with valuable information that leads to more effective programs
Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation This biannual journal publishes articles on all aspects of the theory and practice of evaluation, including methodology, evaluation standards, implementation of evaluations, reporting and use of studies, and the audit or meta-evaluation of evaluation The Evaluation Exchange: Emerging Strategies in Evaluating Child and Family Services An interactive forum for the exchange of ideas, lessons, and practices in the evaluation of family support and community development programs, promoting discussion among persons from a variety of organizational affiliations and viewpoints
Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center JJEC Online is comprised of several sections, including JJEC Information, State Information, Juvenile Justice Evaluation Program Areas, and Evaluation Resources Juvenile Justice Program Evaluation: An Overview The purpose of the briefing series is to provide juvenile justice program managers with information that will help them evaluate their programs. Each briefing addresses a topic that is of particular interest to juvenile justice program managers who are trying to determine the effectiveness of the programs they operate
Planning and Evaluation Resource Center This website is designed for people who want to do self-evaluations of their youth development programs or who want to understand evaluation better Evaluation Resources from CYFERnet Includes practical tools that you can use to evaluate 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


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