Resources for Program Evaluation



Associations and Networks

American Statistical Association http://www.amstat.org

American Evaluation Association (AEA) http://www.eval.org or 1-888-311-6321

American Educational Research Association (AERA) http://www.aera.net/

Oregon Program Evaluation Network (OPEN) http://www.oregoneval.org/

The United Way Outcome Measurement Resource Network: http://www.unitedway.org/outcomes/

Training and Education

Compiled by

Robin Puett, MPH

These resources are not necessarily endorsed by the National Violence against Women Prevention Resource Center

The training webpage of the American Evaluation Associationís website lists several graduate degree and professional development programs: http://www.eval.org or 1-888-311-6321

The Southeastern Institute for Training and Evaluation at Rollins School of Public Health offers a course in program evaluation: http://www.sph.emory.edu/SITE/course/progeval.html

The National CASA Association and Washington State CASA sponsor a half-day workshop on outcome measurement: http://www.casanet.org/Comet/eval-training.htm

The American Educational Research Association and the National Science Foundation offer evaluation training fellowships through the Evaluation Training Program (ETP): http://www.aera.ucsb.edu/subweb/ETPFly.html

The fifth annual Minnesota Evaluation Training Institute will be held May 15-19, 2000: http://edpa.coled.umn.edu/EVST/MESIWEB.html

The United Way offers the Measuring Program Outcomes Training Kit at: http://www.unitedway.org/outcomes/publctns.htm

The University of Maryland offers summer mini courses and 2 day short courses: http://www.JPSM.UMD.edu/home/

Through the Public Health Training Network, the CDC, offers a course, videotape and workbook entitled "Practical Evaluation of Public Health Programs" developed by The University of Teas-Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health and The Texas Department of Health: call 1-800-41-TRAIN

Many colleges and universities offer degree programs in evaluation studies.

Evaluation Documents that can be Downloaded from the Internet

Bureau of Justice Assistance. Improving the nationís criminal justice system: Findings and results from state and local program evaluations effective programs. Monograph No.1. http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles/166822.pdf (this publication can also be ordered by calling 800-688-4252)

Harrell, A., Cavanagh, S., & Sridharan, S. (1999). Evaluation of the Children at Risk Program: Results 1 year after the end of the program. (Research in Brief). National Institute of Justice. http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/178914.pdf (this publication can also be ordered by calling 800-851-3420)

Evaluation technical assistance and training publications are available from the Bureau of Justice Assistance website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/html/evalpubs.htm

National Institute of Justice.(1995). Evaluation of violence prevention programs in middle schools. (NIJ Update). http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles/midschls.pdf

Such documents as Guiding Principles for Evaluators and Joint Committee Standards on Evaluation are available under the documents webpage of the American Evaluation Association webpage: http://www.theriver.com/AEA/

National Institute of Justice (1995). Evaluation of family violence training programs. (NIJ Research Preview). http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles/famvio.pdf

Achieving and Measuring Community Outcomes: Challenges, Issues, Some Approaches (1999), Community Status Reports, Targeted community Interventions: Drawing a Distinction, and Update: Outcome Measurement Activities of National Health and Human Service Organizations (1998) are available on the United Wayís website: http://www.unitedway.org/outcomes/publctns.htm

ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation. (1995). The Program Evaluation Standards. ERIC/AE Digest Washington DC. http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed385612.html

Beswick, R. (1990). Evaluating Educational Programs. ERIC/AE Digest Series Number EA 54. http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed324766.html

Shadish, W. (1998). Some Evaluation Questions. ERIC/AE Digest http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed423311.html

MacColl, Gail S.; White, Kathleen D. (1998). Communicating Educational Research Data to General, Nonresearcher Audiences. ERIC/AE Digest.http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed422406.html

The Program Managerís Guide to Evaluation is available from ACF at: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/rde/manual1.htm

Applying Evaluation Tools to Your Program is available from CYFERNet http://www.cyfernet.org/evaluation.html

The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health and The Texas Department of Health. Practical evaluation of public health programs. CDC: Atlanta. http://www.cdc.gov/eval/workbook.pdf

CDC. Framework for program evaluation in public health. MMWR Recommendations and Reports 1999;48(RR11):1-40. http://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework%20summary.PDF

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook is available: http://www.wkkf.org/Publications/evalhdbk/default.htm

Evaluation Primer: Overview of Education Evaluation is available from the Department of Education at: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OUS/eval/primer1.html

Notes on Evaluation Design is also available from the Department of Education at: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/FIPSE/notes.html

Burt, M.R., Harrell, A.V., Newmark, L.C. Aron, L.Y., & Jacobs, L.K. (1997). The Urban Institute Evaluation Guidebook: Projects funded by STOP Formula Grants under the Violence Against Women Act. National Institute of Justice. http://www.urban.org/crime/evalguide.html

Burt, M.R., Newmark, L.C., Jacobs, L.K., & Harrell, A.V. (1998). 1998 Report: Evaluation of the STOP Formula Grants under the Violence against Women Act of 1994. The Urban Institute and National Institute of Justice. http://www.urban.org/crime/vaw98.pdf

E.W. Gondolf, Principal Investigator. (1997). A Multi-Site Evaluation of Batterer Intervention Systems. http://www.mincava.umn.edu/papers/gondolf/publishd.htm

Websites Providing Evaluation Information and/or Links

American Evaluation Association: http://www.eval.org

ERIC/AE Digest: http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed385609.html

The Bureau of Justice Assistance: http://www.bja.evaluationwebsite.org/

The CDC Evaluation Working Group: http://www.cdc.gov/eval/index.htm

The Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OUS/eval and http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/FIPSE/evaluate.html

The University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation Virtual Center for Formative Evaluation: http://ampvi.utep.edu/main.htm

CYFERNET: http://www.cyfernet.org/evaluation.html

The US Department of Justice: http://www.ncjrs.org/reshome.htm

Evaluation Publications in Print

The journal articles, books, and other publications that have been written on evaluation are too numerous to mention here. Some evaluation publications are available by request from such government agencies as the CDC and NIJ. Journal articles catalogued on MEDLINE can also be searched for free at: http://www.medportal.com

Journals

Evaluation Review http://www.stat.edu/journals/er/

Evaluation and Program Planning http://www.elsevier.nl.inca/publications/store/5/9/3/index.htt

Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA) http://www.amstat.org

The American Journal of Evaluation http://www.elsevier.nl.inca/publications/store/6/2/0/1/8/2/index.htt

The Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics http://www.stat.ucla.edu/journals/jebs/

Journal of Outcome Measurement http://www.rfi.org/jom/jommain.htm

New Directions for Evaluation http://www.josseybass.com

Practical Assessment Research and Evaluation http://www.ericae.net/pare/Home.htm

American Journal of Preventive Medicine http://www.elsevier.nl.inca/publications/store/6/0/0/6/4/4/index.htt

Studies in Educational Evaluation http://www.elsevier.nl.inca/publications/store/4/9/7/index.htt

Performance Evaluation http://www.elsevier.nl.inca/publications/store/5/0/5/6/1/8/index.htt

American Journal of Public Health http://www.apha.org/news/publications/Journal/AJPH2.html

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