PART A: Defining the Problem and Describing the Program The purpose is to develo

PART A: Defining the Problem and Describing the Program
The purpose is to develop the skill of presenting a program from an evaluation perspective.
Topics to cover:
1. Provide a brief summary of the problem that the program is designed to address.
2. Provide the stated objectives of the program.
3. Provide a descriiption of the program, which explains the different activities that are carried
out with the aim of achieving the program objectives (summary overview!).
4. Design the program theory using a logic model, which shows how the program is expected to
achieve the objectives. The program theory is the most challenging aspect to this assignment.
Allocate the greatest portion of time on this assignment. Here are some tips:
a. On a single page, draw the program theory that illustrates how the program is expected
to achieve its objectives (show the process theory and the impact theory).
b. Use a system of boxes/circles and arrows to identify the pathways by which the
program is expected to have an impact.
c. Use the boxes to show general concepts (e.g., reading proficiency).
d. Use the arrows in a casual sense; show that “Box A” influences “Box B.”
e. Incorporate proximal and distal outcomes in your program theory.
PART B: Process Evaluation
The purpose is to become familiar with the importance of evaluating a program’s implementation.
Topics to cover:
1. Design the service utilization plan (just like the program theory).
2. Describe the data that will be collected to ensure the program is being implemented correctly.
a. What data will be collected to find out if any aspects of the program need to be
modified?
b. What data will be collected to ensure that the program serving the correct targets?
c. What data will be collected to find out if targets are rejecting/dropping out?
d. What data will be collected to I’m ensure that implementation is consistent across
sites?
e. What data will be collected to address other implementation issues specific to your
program?
PART C: Development of Outcomes
The purpose is to translate the concepts from your program theory into measurable outcomes. List
your proximal and distal outcomes that you propose to measure based on the program theory. Present
the outcomes in a table with the following information:
1. Outcome being measuring
2. The definition of the outcome in measurable terms (e.g., 30% of students will increase to
advanced proficient in language arts)
3. The instrument or the source of data you will use to measure the outcome
4. The descriiption of the instrument or the source of data
This section can be done in the form of a detailed chart.
PART D: Impact Evaluation
The purpose is to become familiar with the issues related to study design in relation to the evaluation
of an actual program.
Topics to cover:
1. Identify one proximal outcome and one distal outcome to measure.
2. Proposed study design:
a. Type of design (experimental or quasi-experimental).
b. Descriiption of the procedures for collecting data.
c. Advantages and shortcomings of this design in terms of methodology and feasibility.
3. Statistical analyses – recommend inferential statistics to describe program impact.
4. Dissemination of results:
a. To whom will you disseminate your results?
b. How will you disseminate your results?
Your paper must be no longer than 15-20 pages not including the title page or references. The paper
must be double spaced with 1-inch margins.
PLEASE REFER TO THE CHARTS AND INFORMATION PROVIDED.
APA Format. NO ABSTRACT NEEDED

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