What is Program Evaluation?• A systematic process of determining whether or not the proposed program invention was successful. • Outputs • Outcomes
Why is Program Evaluation Important?• To assess program effectiveness• To inform program planning and implementation• To make your case to funders
Program Evaluation Process Step 1: Deﬁne goals and objectivesWhat is a goal?• General statement of what you want to accomplish
Program Evaluation Process Step 1: Deﬁne goals and objectivesWhat is an objective?• Speciﬁc, measurable change the program is designed to accomplish
Program Evaluation Process Step 1: Deﬁne goals and objectivesObjectives should be:• Speciﬁc• Measurable• Action Oriented• Realistic• Time Bound
Program Evaluation Process Step 2: Design Evaluation Plan• What data do you need to collect?• How will you collect the data?• What is your timeframe?• What resources do you have available?• Other considerations?
Program Evaluation Process Step 3: Data CollectionMethods of Data Collection:1) Quantitative • Pre/Post Test • Survey • Record Review2) Qualitative • Focus Groups • Observation • Personal Interviews
Program Evaluation Process Step 3: Data CollectionQuestions to consider:1) Who will collect the data?2) When will the data be collected3) Where will you collect it?4) What constraints will you face collectingthe data?
Program Evaluation Process Step 4: Analyze DataSteps:1) Prepare the data for analysis2) Analyze the data3) Interpret the results
Program Evaluation Process Step 5: Report FindingsQuestions to consider:1) Who is your audience?2) How can you present your results?3) What will you do now?