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Determining the Effectiveness of Youth Programs [microform] / Erwin Flaxman and Margaret Orr
Bib ID 5610089
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Flaxman, Erwin
 
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Description New York, NY : ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, 1996 
6 p. 
ISSN 0889-8049 
Series

ERIC/CUE Digest ; No. 118.

Summary

This digest examines features of both process and impact evaluations to help officials of youth programs assess the programs for which they are responsible. With proper planning, evaluation can be part of a program without having to compete for attention and resources with the services the program is trying to provide. A process evaluation examines the design, implementation, and content of a program and its data collection, analysis, and reporting activities. It is a management tool that can be used more than once, especially to see if a program is drifting away from its usual intent. Impact evaluation measures how the program has affected its participants. Youth outcomes are judged and their significance is evaluated through comparisons with nonparticipants or with participating youth with different characteristics. Even though most youth programs are small, local, and service-driven, program staff can take some simple actions to obtain data about the program to end up with useable data for evaluation. (SLD)

Notes

Availability: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027; phone: 800-601-4868 (free).

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: RR3002016.

ERIC Note: Discussions represent a summary of material in "Evaluating School-to-Work Transition" by Margaret Terry Orr (1995), available from the National Institute for Work and Learning, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC and "Managing Youth Development Programs for At-Risk Students: Lessons from Research and Practical Experience" by Andrew Hahn (1992) available from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Data Collection.  |  Disadvantaged Youth.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Formative Evaluation.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Summative Evaluation.  |  Urban Problems.  |  Youth Programs.  |  Impact Evaluation  |  ERIC Digests
Form/genre ERIC Publications.  |  ERIC Digests in Full Text.
Other authors/contributors Orr, Margaret, author  |  ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education
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