ERIC Number: EJ909708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Evaluating Multiple Prevention Programs: Methods, Results, and Lessons Learned
Adler-Baeder, Francesca; Kerpelman, Jennifer; Griffin, Melody M.; Schramm, David G.
Journal of Extension, v48 n6 Article 6FEA1 Dec 2010
Extension faculty and agents/educators are increasingly collaborating with local and state agencies to provide and evaluate multiple, distinct programs, yet there is limited information about measuring outcomes and combining results across similar program types. This article explicates the methods and outcomes of a state-level evaluation of approximately 200 individual programs across eight program types. A three-tiered approach was devised and implemented with a collaborative, iterative approach to assess the extent to which common program objectives were met. Results provided evidence of efficacy and impact, and offered tools for diverse stakeholders. Lessons learned and implications for Extension professionals are offered.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Partnerships in Education, State Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Program Evaluation, Prevention, Community Programs, Measurement Techniques, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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