Evaluating for Impact Educational Content for Professional Development (PDF)
This multi-module training guide by Mary Arnold, Oregon State University, et al., is one of six national 4-H Learning Priorities for Professional Development. This provides seven modules related to program evaluation. There are significant amounts of resources listed here with links and bibliographies. 4-H focused but valuable to all Extension personnel. 2008.
Program Development and Evaluation
This multi-module training guide by University of Wisconsin - Extension, is a comprehensive web site providing information on the development and use of Logic Models in Extension program development, design, execution and evaluation. This is a "classic" resource on logic models.
Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models
This interactive on-line course and PDF document by Ellen Taylor-Powell, Larry Jones and Ellen Henert, University of Wisconsin-Extension, presents what a logic model is and how to use one for planning, implementation, evaluation or communicating about your program.
Taking Stock: A Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Own Programs (PDF)
This multi-module training guide by Sally L. Bond, et al., Horizon Research Inc., is a great guide for developing, administering and reporting results of internal evaluations. 1997.
Evaluation is an Every Day Activity
This blog by Molly Engle, Oregon State University, covers a wide array of topics on program evaluation and impact assessment. Brief postings with excellent links and resources that cover a wide array of topics related to program evaluation.
This blog by Patricia Rogers and Jane Davison, presents a wide array of topics on program evaluation and impact assessment. Brief postings with excellent links and resources that cover a wide array of topics related to program evaluation.
The Good Analyst (PDF)
This free, on-line book by Adrian Hornsby, discusses social impact and impact investing (from a donor's prospective) , as well as a set of guidelines for measuring and reporting impact. Mixes theory and practice on the process of social investing and social impact. An interesting perspective from an analyst's point of view. Filled with practical tips and thought provoking questions and solutions. 2012.
Evaluation in Action: Interviews with Expert Evaluators
This free, on-line book by Jody L. Fitzpatrick, Christina A. Christie, and Melvin M. Mark, presents twelve interviews with evaluators to illustrate a variety of evaluation practices in different settings. It includes commentary and analysis on what the interviews teach about evaluation practice. 2009.
Multidisciplinary Model of Evaluation Capacity Building
This American Journal of Evaluation article by Hallie Preskill and Shanelle Boyle, that describes the model of Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) that may be used for designing and implementing capacity building activities and processes, as well as for conducting empirical research on this topic. 2008.
Evaluation Training to Build Capability in the Community and Public Health Workforce
This American Journal of Evaluation article by Jeffery Adams and Pauline Dickinson, describes the Easy Evaluation initiative, which was used to increase the evaluation capability of individual workers, and the capacity of the community and public health workforce in New Zealand. 2010.
Financial Education Evaluation Toolkit
This on-line training and resource database by National Endowment for Financial Education, will help educators understand basic evaluation concepts to evaluate financial education programs. An easy-to-use evaluation database containing evaluation templates and forms for several different types of program formats is included. Download the educational manual (PDF), but register on-line to use the training portion of the kit. 2013.
Program Evaluation Tip Sheets
This fact sheet series by Nancy Ellen Kiernan, Penn State University, provides short but useful instructions on a wide range of topics related to program evaluation. Focused on Cooperative Extension related work.
Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Outcomes Evaluation)
This webpage by Carter McNamara, Authenticity Consulting, LLC, offers a useful overview of program evaluation, with excellent step by step instructions and lists for reference and advice. Great for use in a presentation. Adapted from the Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation.
Evaluation 101: The Basics
This on-line training guide by The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, the Institute for Higher Education Policy, and Pathways to College Network, includes this introductory section of the Evaluation Toolkit. It is designed to provide one with the basic knowledge needed before engaging the Evaluation Guide; see next entry for details.
This multi-nodule, on-line training guide by The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, the Institute for Higher Education Policy, and Pathways to College Network, provides suggestions and information for developing, implementing, and evaluating a plan for communicating your overall evaluation results. It is suggested to review the Evaluation 101 section (see entry above) before engaging in the Evaluation Toolkit.
The Evaluation Facilitator's Guide to: Systems Evaluation Protocol (PDF)
This comprehensive guide by Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation, is for evaluation professionals who wish to integrate a systems evaluation perspective into their work with organizations in order to enhance the quality and appropriateness of program evaluations. Great information that can be used for self-directed learning. A revised version (2012) is available but must be requested from Cornell. 2009.