This resource helps to explain what evaluation is and why it is so important to the success and sustainability of programs. Provided are questions to consider when deciding on what type of...

This publication describes two of the basic choices that must be made when designing an evaluation. The first is about the choice of an evaluation’s design. The second concerns choosing a...

Key findings from the California Cities Gang Prevention Network Evaluation Summit are presented in this report. It focuses on the importance of evaluation as a means to provide insight that can be...

In this opening session of the 2012 Blueprints for Violence Prevention Conference in San Antonio, TX, Dean L. Fixsen, PhD, a leading expert in evidence-based program (EBP) implementation research...

Organizations and individuals who collaborate for a comprehensive school change initiative have diverse expertise and interests. This document outlines challenges that arise from these differences...

This document briefly describes the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM), which is useful for understanding how people consider and experience change.  The model identifies and provides ways to...

This study explores the use of benefit-cost analysis (BCA) for measuring outcomes of social programs that support children, youth, and families. It reviews 39 social programs and the issues...

Fidelity assessment is a process that is intended to support those who implement and evaluate programs determine the impact of changes made during a program’s implementation. This resource contains...

This manual presents a ten-step process that enhances practitioners’ prevention skills while empowering them to plan, implement, and evaluate their own programs. It is specifically designed to help...

This worksheet  provides a tool to help users think strategically about integrating data into communications that are tailored for each intended audience. File:  How Do We Use Data to Communicate-...

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