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Abry, Tashia; Hulleman, Chris S.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Identifying the active ingredients of an intervention--intervention-specific components serving as key levers of change--is crucial for unpacking the intervention black box. Measures of intervention fidelity can be used to identify specific active ingredients, yet such applications are rare. We illustrate how fidelity measures can be used to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Fidelity, Emotional Development, Factor Analysis
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Brandon, Paul R.; Harrison, George M.; Lawton, Brian E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
When evaluators plan site-randomized experiments, they must conduct the appropriate statistical power analyses. These analyses are most likely to be valid when they are based on data from the jurisdictions in which the studies are to be conducted. In this method note, we provide software code, in the form of a SAS macro, for producing statistical…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Effect Size, Benchmarking
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Flygare, Erik; Gill, Peter Edward; Johansson, Bjorn – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
Sweden has a low prevalence of bullying and Swedish schools are legally obliged to have anti-bullying policies. Many commercial programs are available. A mixed methods, quasi-experimental, concurrent evaluation of 8 programs, chosen from a pool of 21 widely used anti-bullying programs, was planned. Preliminary data, based on 835 stakeholder…
Descriptors: Intervention, Questionnaires, Bullying, Foreign Countries
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Henry, Gary T.; Smith, Adrienne A.; Kershaw, David C.; Zulli, Rebecca A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2013
Performance-based accountability along with budget tightening has increased pressure on publicly funded organizations to develop and deliver programs that produce meaningful social benefits. As a result, there is increasing need to undertake formative evaluations that estimate preliminary program outcomes and identify promising program components…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies
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Smith, Nick L.; Brandon, Paul R.; Lawton, Brian E.; Krohn-Ching, Val – American Journal of Evaluation, 2010
This is the first examination of exemplary evaluation under a new editorial approach, in which the authors are attempting not only to report how the evaluation was conducted and to explain the rationale for design and implementation but also to examine the conditions, events, or actions that might have contributed to its exemplary status. This…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Program Evaluation, Grants