Different types of evaluations
*Evaluates a program during development in order to make early improvements
*Helps to refine or improve program
*When starting a new program
*To assist in the early phases of program development
*How well is the program being delivered?
*What strategies can we use to improve this program?]
*Provides information on program effectiveness
*Conducted after the completion of the program design
*To help decide whether to continue or end a program
*To help determine whether a program should be expanded to other locations
*Should this program continue to be funded?
*Should we expand these services to all other after-school programs in the community?
*Determines if specific program strategies were implemented as planned
*Focuses on program implementation
*To determine why an established program has changed over time
*To address inefficiencies in program delivery of services
*To accurately portray to outside parties program operations (e.g., for replication elsewhere)
*Did your program meet its goals for recruitment of program participants?
*Did participants receive the specified number of service hours?
*Focuses on the changes in comprehension, attitudes, behaviors, and practices that result from programs activities
*Can include both short and long term results
*Did your participants report the desired changes after completing a program cycle?
*What are the short or long term results observed among (or reported by) participants?
*Focuses on long term, sustained changes as a result of the program activities, both positive/negative and intended/unintended
*To influence policy
*To see impact in longitudinal studies with comparison groups
*What changes in your program participants’ behaviors are attributable to your program?
*What effects would program participants miss out on without this program?