ERIC Number: ED499616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Why Conduct A Program Evaluation? Five Reasons why Evaluation can Help an Out-of-School Time Program. Research-to-Results Brief. Publication #2007-31
Metz, Allison J. R.
In this brief, a program evaluation is defined, address common concerns program managers and practitioners have regarding evaluation, and outline five major reasons why conducting a program evaluation can benefit an out-of-school time program. Program evaluation is a valuable tool for program managers who are seeking to strengthen the quality of their programs and improve outcomes for the children and youth they serve. Program evaluation answers basic questions about a program's effectiveness, and evaluation data can be used to improve program services. Finally, sharing findings and lessons learned will assist other out-of-school time programs in achieving their goals.
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Utilization
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.