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Designing and Conducting Evaluations
Resources in this section describe how to design and develop a range of effective program evaluations and identify data collection instruments and strategies.
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
Helps users implement evaluation processes in the day-to-day practice of their program by developing an individualized evaluation plan from the ground up.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Evaluation and Questionnaire Design
Provides an array of tools and resources to inform program evaluation efforts.
Building Evaluation Capacity
National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources & Urban Institute
Provides a two-part guide designed from a National Science Foundation-funded effort to improve cross-project evaluations. The first part focuses on evaluation design, and the second part addresses the use of data in evaluations.
Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-Based Approach
Kettner, Moroney, & Martin (3rd ed.) (2008)
Outlines how practitioners and students can design programs and services to support responsiveness to funding source mandates that also allow program evaluators to determine whether or not the programs work.
Getting Started and Moving On: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families: Implications for Systems of Care (PDF - 196 KB)
Goode & Jackson (2003)
Provides a checklist designed to assist organizations and systems of care to develop policies, structures, and practices that support cultural and linguistic competence in children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and their families.
The Evaluation Center
Western Michigan University
Provides a checklist targeted to specific evaluation tasks and approaches on designing, budgeting, contracting, staffing, managing, and assessing evaluations of programs.