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My Cat Just Died and It Hurts Like Hell  There are certain truths about cats that are universal. They are cute. We love them. They love us. Unconditionally. The unasked-for cuddles, shouts, purrs, mraows and rubs are unbelievable. Research Databases: International Development Research Centre The databases collection of the IDRC Library is a resource intended to support the research activities of IDRC research teams. Contact your IDRC Program Officer for access. The full range of specialized library services available to IDRC funded researchers is described in Research Resources for IDRC Projects. Conditions of Use: These resources are governed by license agreements which restrict use to IDRC sponsored researchers and partners for the purposes of IDRC funded projects and research.

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.

Articulating an Impact on Student Learning by Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Professor, School Library Program, Department of Teaching & Learning, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in December 2015, positions school librarians as Essential Personnel and provides potential dedicated funding to effective school libraries–IF we make them understand why school librarians matter. ESSA falls short, however, of identifying what characterizes an effective school library program. This significant language allows school librarians to voice how their programs make an impact in their schools. As local decision makers (Local Education Agencies or LEAs in the actual law) and educational communities develop tools and evaluations to determine a school library’s effectiveness, there will be a greater need for each of us to communicate how our school library programs enhance student learning and achievement.

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. Evaluating Family Planning Programs with Adaptations for Reproductive HealthThis manual prepares readers to differentiate between the main types of program evaluation, program monitoring, and impact assessment.

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? How should notes look? 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.

How A School Library Increased Student Use By 1,000 Percent Listen to the full interview: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:45 — 71.4MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Non-Profits Web Tool Kit We're focusing on non-profits and charities on Read/WriteWeb this week, and with that in mind, we decided to take a look at what web-based tools exist to make running and organizing a non-profit or charity organization easier. It turns out, there are many of them. We've organized the cream of the crop into the tool kit presented below.

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.

10 Online Resources to Improve EL Literacy Many elementary school ESL teachers are now looking at materials for their 2016–2107 classroom. During a recent #ELLCHAT discussion, we shared ideas for choosing materials for ELs. One of the liveliest discussions was about online resources. 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