The evaluation of a training curriculum can focus on many different results in order to determine its effectiveness, such as the participant's increased knowledge and behavior change, as well as the impact of training on client and agency outcomes. There are also a variety of different research methods and strategies that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a curriculum. Use the following resources to learn more about training evaluation tools and techniques.
Development of Multi-Level Methodologies to Support Mainstreaming Training Evaluation (PDF - 1,610 KB)
In Proceedings of the Eighth Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium
Explores the potential for the development of a multilevel methodology for evaluating the impact of human services training on families and communities.
Suggested Methods for Evaluating Safe Start Training Outcomes (PDF - 76 KB)
Association for the Study and Development of Community (2003)
Presents a framework for determining the value of a training program and proposes a variety of research designs appropriate for Safe Start sites.
Suggestions for Evaluating Parent Education Programs
Rader & Cooke (2005)
Provides a starting point for staff and administrators to think about evaluation in terms of how it can improve their current programming as well as demonstrate outcomes to decision-makers.
Transfer of Training : An Evaluation Study
Wehrmann & Shin & Poertner (2002)
Journal of health and social policy., 15
Describes an evaluative study focused on the transfer of trained knowledge and skills back to the practice setting, including recommendations for evaluation of training efforts.
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