ERIC Number: ED474118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Community How To Guide On Underage Drinking Prevention: Evaluation.
National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives.
To debunk the myth that evaluation is a process better left to people with a PhD, this guide describes how organizations and coalitions can develop and utilize an evaluation strategy to make underage drinking prevention programs successful and effective. This booklet first describes the purpose of evaluation as well as the myths and facts about the evaluation process. For instance, contrary to popular opinion, evaluations do not have to be time consuming and expensive to be useful. When evaluation is an integral part of the planning and implementation process, it includes four stages or types of evaluation that are described in detail, including formative, process, outcome and impact. In addition to descriptions, the booklet provides examples of when each stage should be used. Proper planning of an evaluation is critical to its success and the booklet describes the process to be used as well as what to look for if hiring an evaluator. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Cooperation, Community Coordination, Community Programs, Drinking, Evaluation Methods, Guides, Prevention, Program Evaluation
For full text: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/alcohol/Community Guides HTML/Guides_index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives.
Note: For the series of "Community How To Guides," see CG 032 271-279.