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Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Many Additional Resources)

Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Many Additional Resources)
© Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Adapted from the Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation. This document provides guidance toward planning and implementing an evaluation process for for-profit or nonprofit programs -- there are many kinds of evaluations that can be applied to programs, for example, goals-based, process-based and outcomes-based. Nonprofit organizations are increasingly interested in outcomes-based evaluation. If you are interested in learning more about outcomes-based evaluation, then see the sections Outcomes-Evaluation and Outcomes-Based Evaluations in Nonprofit Organizations. Sections of This Topic Include Online Guides, etc.Outcomes-EvaluationGeneral Resources Also see Evaluations (many kinds) Related Library Topics Related Library Topics Also See the Library's Blogs Related to Program Evaluations Library's Business Planning Blog Library's Building a Business Blog Library's Strategic Planning Blog 1.. 2. 3. 1.

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Program Development and Evaluation – University of Wisconsin-Extension This course provides a holistic approach to planning and evaluating education and outreach programs. It helps program practitioners use and apply logic models – a framework and way of thinking to help us improve our work and be accountable for results. In this guide you will learn how to seamlessly import data from Qualtrics into MAXQDA. We’ll cover export options in Qualtrics, data cleanup in Excel, and import options in MAXQDA. By Ellen Bechtol & Christian Schmieder, Program Development & Evaluation Unit, UW-Cooperative Extension. In this guide you will learn how to pull a random sample from a MAXQDA dataset, using the random cell function in Excel. developing a site with Javascript Javascript is one of the most simple, versatile and effective languages used to extend functionality in websites. Uses range from on screen visual effects to processing and calculating data on web pages with ease as well as extended functionality to websites using third party scripts among several other handy features, however it also possesses some negative effects that might make you want to think twice before implementing Javascript on your website. Let's look at some of its pros and cons. Advantages

Evaluation Toolkit At NSTTAC, we are committed to data-based decision making and we view evaluation as a tool for improving our work. For some, the idea of evaluation and data analysis can be an overwhelming task-we created theNSTTAC Evaluation Toolkit with that in mind! We want to assist transitioneducators and service providers to improve their programs and services by determining what is working, what is not working, and what needs changing or replicating. This toolkit will show you how.

Selected Evaluation Terms Evaluation terminology can be confusing to even the most seasoned of evaluators. This resource provides commonly accepted definitions to evaluation terms frequently used in the out-of-school time field. For “real life” examples of how these terms are used, check our Out-of-School Time Evaluation Database, currently offering detailed evaluation profiles of over 20 out-of-school time programs nationwide. Accountability: Accountability means that a public or private agency, such as a state education agency, that enters into a contractual agreement to perform a service, such as administer 21st Century Community Learning Center programs, will be held answerable for performing according to agreed-on terms, within a specified time period, and with a stipulated use of resources and performance standards. Benchmark: (1) An intermediate target to measure progress in a given period using a certain indicator. (2) A reference point or standard against which to compare performance or achievements. 1.

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About MESI » Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute The Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) is an interdisciplinary training institute for evaluation studies at the University of Minnesota. MESI’s academic home is in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development ( in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). The institute brings together faculty expertise from CEHD, the School of Public Health, the Humphrey School for Public Affairs, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), and Minnesota Extension. Goals of the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute Build an interdisciplinary network of program evaluators across the UniversityProvide high quality evaluator training and professional developmentProvide high quality, low cost evaluation consulting, technical assistance, and capacity buildingConduct research and development for program evaluation

Resources for Program Evaluation and Performance Monitoring Program Evaluation Basics FHOP Planning Guide Chapter 4 “Developing Objectives, Performance Measures, and an Action Plan” (pdf) The Planning Cycle Step 5: Develop Objectives and Performance Measures CDC Healthy Youth! Program Evaluation Resources: • Brief 13 Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Focus Groups pdf 153K, text 5K • Brief 14 Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Questionnaires pdf 220K, text 5K • Brief 15 Checklist to Evaluate the Quality of Questions pdf 152K, text 5K • Brief 16 Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Observation pdf 204K, text 7K • Brief 17 Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Interviews pdf 178K, text 10K • Brief 18 Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Document Review pdf 166K, text 10K

3 Pros and Cons to Building Mobile Apps with JQuery Mobile and HTML5 Quick Introduction Over the past month or so, I have been using JQuery Mobile to build a HTML5 mobile/tablet front-end for a strength training website I've developed. While I have built native Android and iOS applications before (in Java and Objective-C, respectively) the promise of a single codebase which would work on most major platforms, as well as the ability to iterate quickly in HTML and JavaScript, was very appealing. JQuery Mobile & HTML5 To build a mobile app using HTML5 and JavaSript, you will need to write quite a bit of JavaScript. Social Research Methods and Program Evaluation Social Research Methods and Program Evaluation Resources Basic guides These have very plain and clear descriptions of what evaluation is. Useful to introduce people to evaluation.

Evaluation Tools — MEASURE Evaluation MEASURE Evaluation developed these tools with the goal of maximizing program results through the systematic collection and analysis of information and evidence about health program performance and impact. How Do We Know if a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical Methods for Program Impact EvaluationThis manual provides an overview of core statistical and econometric methods for program impact evaluation and, more generally, causal modelling.