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ERIC Number: ED529795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Success: An Evaluation Handbook for Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers
Godfrey, Gretchen
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers
This handbook is a basic "how-to" guide to help one's Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) or Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) evaluate its programs. Evaluation may seem overwhelming, but a center already performs some steps of the evaluation process for the reports required by the Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers (Alliance) and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This guide provides additional information for conducting a more thorough outcome evaluation of an organization. The handbook covers six steps of evaluation: (1) Preparing to Evaluate; (2) Developing Evaluation Questions; (3) Determining Information Needed and Data Collection Methods; (4) Analyzing the Data; (5) Reporting Evaluation Results; and (6) Using Evaluation Results. As accountability and outcomes become more important in the nonprofit world, Parent Centers must be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs. Program evaluation will help individuals to improve the effectiveness of their centers as well as to showcase their accomplishments. Appended are: (1) Required Parent Center Activities; (2) ALLIANCE 2004-2005 Data Collection Form; (3) ALLIANCE 2004-2005 Impact Data Collection: Phone & Workshop; (4) Sample Forms (Contact Log, Sign-in Sheets, Workshop Evaluation); and (5) Sample Continuation/Final Report. (Contains 7 sources.)
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers. Available from: PACER Center. 8161 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55437. Tel: 888-248-0822; Tel: 952-838-9000; Fax: 952-838-0199; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: ALLIANCE National Parent Technical Assistance Center at PACER