Evaluation of the Shape the Community Sport Development Program:  A Collaboration<br />Presenters:<br />Mr. Larry Romany, ...
Presentation Outline<br />Background Information<br />The Need and the Opportunity<br />Point Fortin as the Pilot Communit...
Background: Some Statistics on T&T<br />Population: 1.3 Million (Stewart, 2009)<br />In 2008, there were over 500 murders,...
Background on SCSD: The Need<br />Physical Education in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T)<br />Structured programming offered on a...
Background: The Opportunity<br />Partnership Opportunity<br />National Sport Organizations<br />Schools<br />Local Communi...
Background: Point Fortin as the Pilot<br /><ul><li>Small community in southwest Trinidad
Population: ~19,000
Ten Primary Schools
~3000 primary school students
May be characterized as a ‘high needs’ community, but also a community with many opportunities...</li></li></ul><li>Backgr...
Background: The SCSD Program<br />Community Coaching Structure<br />TTOC administrators based in Point Fortin<br />Local c...
Evaluation of the SCSD Program<br />A collaboration between the TTOC and the UTT<br />TTOC contracted the UTT for the eval...
Clarification of Program Goals/ Objectives<br />Goal #1<br />To improve health and well being of school age children by in...
Clarification of Program Goals/ Objectives<br />Goal #4<br />To build long-term capacity for sport, recreation and physica...
Evaluation Objectives<br />To determine the level of success or impact of the SCSD on the community<br />To determine area...
Impact Evaluation Plan – Phase 1<br />Impact on students - individual level outcomes (Goal 1)<br />Pre-post design<br />Fi...
Impact Evaluation Plan – Phase 2<br />Impact on community - community level outcomes (Goal’s 2-5)<br />Retrospective desig...
Process Evaluation<br />Purpose<br />To determine program implementation integrity<br />To identify potential areas for im...
Participation – 2009/2010 School Year<br />
Where Are We At Now?<br />Still collecting data!<br />Pilot testing<br />The Challenges:<br />Complexities of Large-scale ...
Lessons Learned<br />Start evaluation planning when you start planning your program<br />Be clear about what you are tryin...
Lessons Learned Continued<br />Conduct an ‘Evaluability’ Assessment<br />Know who your key stakeholders, their prime inter...
Programmatic Implications<br />Impact on the students and on the development of the community<br />Recommendations for fur...
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  1. 1. Evaluation of the Shape the Community Sport Development Program: A Collaboration<br />Presenters:<br />Mr. Larry Romany, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC)<br />Ms. Jay Mafukidze, University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)<br />Ms. Jennie Petersen, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) and Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC)<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Outline<br />Background Information<br />The Need and the Opportunity<br />Point Fortin as the Pilot Community<br />The SCSD Program<br />Evaluation of the SCSD Program<br />Collaboration with UTT and CGC<br />Clarification of Program Goals/ Objectives<br />Evaluation Plan Development - Methods<br />Results to Date and Challenges<br />Next Steps<br />Implications<br />Lessons Learned<br />Long-term Evaluation and Measurement<br />
  3. 3. Background: Some Statistics on T&T<br />Population: 1.3 Million (Stewart, 2009)<br />In 2008, there were over 500 murders, massacres and missing persons<br />Significant proportion of these crimes committed by youth ages15-18 (Stewart, 2009)<br />In 2007, there were 14,000 people living with HIV/AIDS (Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS, 2007)<br />In the Caribbean, 1 in 10 school-going adolescents have been sexually abused (World Bank, 2003)<br />
  4. 4. Background on SCSD: The Need<br />Physical Education in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T)<br />Structured programming offered on an ad-hoc basis in schools<br />Prevalence of overweight/obesity in the Caribbean:<br />Increased from 7% in men and 20% in women in the 1970s to 22% in men and 58% in women, in the 1990’s (Alleyne, 2005)<br />Community Sport Club Structure Development across T&T<br />Limited out of school sports programming available<br />Limited pool of coaching/recreational leader resources<br />A Vehicle for Community Development<br />Increasing crime rates, teenage pregnancy, poor academic performance<br />
  5. 5. Background: The Opportunity<br />Partnership Opportunity<br />National Sport Organizations<br />Schools<br />Local Community Organizations<br />Universities<br />Government Bodies<br />Sponsorship Opportunity<br />Atlantic LNG<br />TTOC as the Linkage<br />
  6. 6. Background: Point Fortin as the Pilot<br /><ul><li>Small community in southwest Trinidad
  7. 7. Population: ~19,000
  8. 8. Ten Primary Schools
  9. 9. ~3000 primary school students
  10. 10. May be characterized as a ‘high needs’ community, but also a community with many opportunities...</li></li></ul><li>Background: The SCSD Program<br />Vision<br />“To develop Community Sport & Recreation by integrating T&T National Sporting Organizational intellect with community coaches, sport leaders and corporate partners.”<br />Program start: October 2008<br />3 sports originally chosen in conjunction with community partners<br />Program offered through the schools<br />Initially offered tennis, gymnastics, and swimming<br />Recently added football and volleyball<br />
  11. 11. Background: The SCSD Program<br />Community Coaching Structure<br />TTOC administrators based in Point Fortin<br />Local community members trained as coaches<br />~35 Community Coaches trained to date<br />Trained by local National Sporting Organizations<br />
  12. 12. Evaluation of the SCSD Program<br />A collaboration between the TTOC and the UTT<br />TTOC contracted the UTT for the evaluation<br />A collaboration also in association with Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC)<br />A CGC intern working with TTOC acts as the link between the UTT and the TTOC<br />
  13. 13. Clarification of Program Goals/ Objectives<br />Goal #1<br />To improve health and well being of school age children by increasing their opportunities for sport, recreation and physical education. <br />Goal #2<br />To provide the local community with a cadre of certified personnel capable of independently developing and maintaining sport programs in the community.<br />Goal #3<br />To enrich community life by developing a community ethos where sport, recreation and physical education is viewed by all stakeholders as a key component in the development of the economic, social and physical well being of society.<br />
  14. 14. Clarification of Program Goals/ Objectives<br />Goal #4<br />To build long-term capacity for sport, recreation and physical education opportunities in the community by forging working relationships between all stakeholders in the community and establishing linkages across sporting organizations. <br />Goal #5<br />Increase awareness of the importance of sport, recreation and physical education across the broader population of Trinidad and Tobago<br />
  15. 15. Evaluation Objectives<br />To determine the level of success or impact of the SCSD on the community<br />To determine areas for improvement and develop a set of programmatic recommendations for further program developments<br />To determine whether the program was implemented as planned and identify potential areas for improvement<br />
  16. 16. Impact Evaluation Plan – Phase 1<br />Impact on students - individual level outcomes (Goal 1)<br />Pre-post design<br />Fitness Testing<br />Anthropometric Measures<br />Surveys – Most Significant Change<br />Students, Teachers, Parents, Coaches<br />Student life skills and academic assessment<br />Timeline<br />March to June 2010<br />
  17. 17. Impact Evaluation Plan – Phase 2<br />Impact on community - community level outcomes (Goal’s 2-5)<br />Retrospective design<br />Surveys<br />teachers, coaches<br />Focus Groups<br />teachers, coaches, parents<br />Individual Interviews<br />principals, National Sporting Organizations<br />Timeline<br />March to July 2010<br />
  18. 18. Process Evaluation<br />Purpose<br />To determine program implementation integrity<br />To identify potential areas for improvement<br />To examine whether standardized processes are in place to achieve a sustainable program<br />Data Collection<br />Subjects<br />TTOC Administrators, coaches, teachers, National Sporting Organizations<br />Method<br />Surveys, Focus Groups, Interviews<br />Timeline<br />March to June 2010<br />
  19. 19. Participation – 2009/2010 School Year<br />
  20. 20. Where Are We At Now?<br />Still collecting data!<br />Pilot testing<br />The Challenges:<br />Complexities of Large-scale Programs and Evaluation Planning<br />Cultural Challenges<br />Human Resource Challenges<br />Ethics Approval<br />Organizational/ Administrative Challenges<br />Attendance/ Tracking<br />
  21. 21. Lessons Learned<br />Start evaluation planning when you start planning your program<br />Be clear about what you are trying to achieve<br />Clear goals and objectives<br />A Logic Model is a very helpful tool to identify and plan all evaluation processes<br />Helps ensure your program goals/ objectives and the evaluation goals are aligned<br />Continually make everyone is on the same page as you plan and conduct your evaluation<br />
  22. 22. Lessons Learned Continued<br />Conduct an ‘Evaluability’ Assessment<br />Know who your key stakeholders, their prime interest in your program and what they want to know about the impact of the program<br />Very important to take into consideration of the culture for program AND evaluation planning<br />Plan around cultural festivals/events<br />Plan around school schedules<br />Face to face interactions<br />Literacy<br />
  23. 23. Programmatic Implications<br />Impact on the students and on the development of the community<br />Recommendations for further program developments<br />Expansion to other parts of Trinidad and Tobago<br />Improvements to existing programs in Point Fortin<br />Sustainability assessment<br />
  24. 24. Broader Implications<br />Insight on relations between key stakeholders in the sporting community and changes as a result of the program<br />Insight and recommendations for other international sport development programs<br />Insight on the integration of structured sports/ physical activity programming into the school system<br />
  25. 25. Next Steps: Long-Term Evaluation<br />Integrated as a regular part of the program<br />Regular data collection<br />Beginning and end of school year<br />Potential for long-term study<br />Evaluation of additional communities<br />Beginning September 2010<br />Mayaro, Trincity<br />
  26. 26. Acknowledgements<br />Atlantic LNG<br />Oasis Water<br />Commonwealth Games Canada<br />TTOC Staff and Coaches<br />UTT Student Testers<br />

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