ERIC Number: EJ1066995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Common Evaluation Tools across Multi-State Programs: A Study of Parenting Education and Youth Engagement Programs in Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk
Payne, Pamela B.; McDonald, Daniel A.
Journal of Extension, v53 n3 Article 3FEA5 Jun 2015
Community-based education programs must demonstrate effectiveness to various funding sources. The pilot study reported here (funded by CYFAR, NIFA, USDA award #2008-41520-04810) had the goal of determining if state level programs with varied curriculum could use a common evaluation tool to demonstrate efficacy. Results in parenting and youth engagement indicated that with effort to select valid and reliable measures, it is possible to use common measure across curricula. Lessons learned including evaluating goodness of fit are discussed in regards to the process of conducting common measures evaluations.
Descriptors: Community Programs, Extension Education, State Programs, Evaluation Methods, Program Effectiveness, Goodness of Fit, Standardized Tests, Citizenship, Child Rearing, Youth Programs, Progress Monitoring, Program Evaluation, Pretests Posttests, Measurement Techniques, Test Validity, Surveys, Administrators, Test Reliability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Arizona; Iowa; Kentucky; New York; Tennessee; Washington
Grant or Contract Numbers: 2008-41520-04810