ERIC Number: ED361892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Resource Notebook for AOD Coordinators.
Yen, Flora B., Ed.; Brinkerhoff, Charles V., Ed.
A collection of Western Regional Center newsletter articles and workshop materials on evaluating alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention programs, this notebook is a revised, condensed version of a 1990 compilation. Aimed at helping beginners in program evaluation start their own notebooks, this compilation contains the following sections: (1) evaluation issues; (2) evaluation practice; (3) needs assessment; (4) program planning and process evaluation; (5) outcome evaluation; (6) evaluation resources; and (7) evaluation instruments. The first section addresses overall evaluation issues, highlighting the Western Regional Center's comprehensive model for drug-free schools and communities and containing a diagram of evaluation planning, implementation, and refinement sequences. Section 2 addresses the task of determining the feasibility of evaluating a particular program and various data collection methods. Sections 3, 4, and 5 reflect sequential steps in an evaluation cycle, beginning with identifying a need and ending with assessing program results obtained from addressing that need. The evaluation resources in section 6 include an annotated bibliography of 9 evaluation manuals and handbooks, a list of 25 journals containing articles and reports on program evaluation; a list of 6 relevant Western Regional Center publications; and a list of information and resource centers in the western region. The final section contains reproducible samples of the Self-Assessment Instrument for School Programs and the short form of the Student Alcohol and Drug Use Survey. (MLH)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Needs Assessment, Prevention, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Portland, OR.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.