Program Evaluation

Evaluating Your After School Programs Collection

Evaluation is a crucial part of program management, but it can sometimes be difficult to figure out what and how you need to assess. This collection provides information on overall evaluation as well as taking a look at specific parts of the program, such as participant and parent feedback.

 A Community Fit for Children: A Focus on Young Children in Waterloo Region is a report on the status of the health and well being of...
This primer introduces the concept of developmental evaluation to potential users and provides some tools to support its use.
The purpose of this protocol is to provide afterschool programmers with pedometer use guidelines to objectively measure if their program...
This toolkit was devised for the use of Yukon service providers who want to incorporate evaluation into their work with young people. Its...
This brief from Child Trends' latest brief describes factors that promote positive peer relations; provides information about easy-to-use...
This report addresses five main questions: 1. How and why are young people involved in different kinds of physical activity? 2. Which...
Video, 5-1/2 minutes. This video looks at how to conduct an in-program evaluation of physical activity through observation to assess and...
The Flourishing Children Project is part of a major initiative by Child Trends to develop rigorous national (US) indicators of flourishing...
TED Talk video, 18 mins. Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the...
Yohalem, N. and Wilson-Ahlstrom, A. with Fischer, S. and Shinn, M. (2009, January). Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to...
Outcome Harvesting is a utilisation-focused, highly participatory tool that enables evaluators, grant makers, and managers to identify,...
Strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation may not seem like knowledge sharing activities at first glance. However, participatory...
This is a tool for parents/guardians and their children to provide feedback to evaluate a recreation program, as well as to identify how...
Forms for both parents and children to evaluate the After School program.
Program providers want to know the impact of programs, funders and policy makers want to assess if investments are paying off in better...
Reviewing Programs Together is a resource designed to enable parents/guardians to provide valuable feedback to program leaders about the...
Reports on the pilot testing of the CAPL on 10-12 year old children in Ontario. There are 4 core domain areas: physical activity;...
This kit provides tools for program assessment and improvement to assist in working towards providing better service to youth. It provides...
At its most basic, a theory of change explains how a group of early and intermediate accomplishments sets the stage for producing long-...
Many statistical breakdowns by demographics, age levels, health (mental and phusical), activity levels, at-risk behaviours, and more.
The Healthy Afterschool Activity and Nutrition Documentation (HAAND) instrument consists of two subscales: Healthy Afterschool Program...
Many statistics related to effectiveness of AS programs and to the research methodology.
The aim of evaluating RBC funded after-school programs was to examine the successes and challenges of offering after-school programs in...
Patton, Michael Quinn. (2008). Utilization-Focused Evaluation: 4th edition. Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Publications. Useful for practitioners...
Webinar: 1 hour, 20 mins. Presenter: Brenda Herchmer. Sponsor: Royal Bank of Canada After School Project. The webinar looks at various...
This research brief defines program evaluation, addresses common concerns program managers and practitioners have regarding evaluation. It...