National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning
A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs

Resource Description

This resource addresses the topic: Evaluation.

Documenting Progress and Demonstrating Results: Evaluating Local Out-of-School Time Programs
Priscilla Little, Sharon DuPree, and Sharon Deich
This brief provides afterschool practitioners with the techniques, tools, and strategies they need to improve their programs and track their effectiveness longitudinally. The authors also present information about many areas of evaluation so that programs can ultimately conduct self-evaluations. The guide is divided into four parts. Part 1 reviews the key issues for conducting a program evaluation, including the program's stage of development, the program's target population, and the information funders expect to glean from the evaluation. Part 2 looks at the elements of a logic model and explains how it can be a useful instrument in program design and evaluation. Part 3 examines the five-tiered approach to evaluation, which involves early planning, documentation of program services, clarification of the program's intent, modification of the program, and demonstration of program impact. Part 4 discusses how to creatively disseminate information about the evaluation to stakeholders. The appendix includes evaluation terminology and a review of common data-collection methods. (48 pages)
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