Additional Resources

Assessing the Need for Evaluation
 

Boyd, H. (2002). Avoid these mistakes as you plan your evaluation: Quick tips #16. University of Wisconsin-ExtensionRetrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/resources/pdf/Tipsheet16.pdf

Metz, A. (2007). Why conduct a program evaluation? Five reasons why evaluation can help an out of school time program: Part 1 in a series on practical evaluation methods. Child Trends Research To Results Brief.

Moore, D. (date unkown). Extension program evaluation. University of California Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vetext/INF-OU/ExtProgEvaluation.pdf

Taylor-Powell, E., Steel, S., & Douglah, M. (1996). Program development and evaluation: Planning a program evaluation. University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/index.html

Taylor-Powell, E., Steel, S., & Douglah, M. (2006). Planning a program evaluation: Worksheet. University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/index.html

Types of Program Evaluation
 

Kiernan, N. (2001). Process evaluation: Tipsheet #3. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://extension.psu.edu/evaluation/pdf/TS3.pdf

Kiernan, N. (2001). The power of early evaluation: Tipsheet #32. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://extension.psu.edu/evaluation/pdf/TS32.pdf 

 

Assessing Your Target Population

Kiernan, N. (2008). Using an evaluation for a need assessment: Tipsheet #87. Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://comm.eval.org/EVAL/EVAL/Resources/ViewDocument/Default.aspx?DocumentKey=df8a5bf9-440f-4f81-8c35-ff0445a4d452

See also:  Module One Additional Resources for Conducting a Needs Assessment.

 

Activities and Practical Strategies
 

Preskill, H., & Russ-Eft, D. (2005). Building Evaluation Capacity 72 Activities for Teaching and Training. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.