This comprehensive guide from the US Administration for Children and Families provides a step-by-step outline of the evaluation process from purpose to reporting.
The manual is not intended to turn you into a professional evaluator or to suggest that evaluation is a simple process that anyone can perform. Rather, it is meant to provide information to help you understand each step of the evaluation process so that you can participate fully in the evaluation- whether you hire an outside evaluator or decide to do one with assistance from inhouse agency staff and resources.
- Why Evaluate Your Program? 1
- What Is Program Evaluation? 6
- Who Should Conduct Your Evaluation? 13
- How Do You Hire And Manage An Outside Evaluator? 19
- How Do You Prepare For An Evaluation? 29
- What Should You Include In An Evaluation Plan? 48
- How Do You Get The Information You Need For Your Evaluation? 63
- How Do You Make Sense Of Evaluation Information? 77
- How Can You Report What You Have Learned? 87
- Glossary 96
- Appendix: Evaluation Resources 102
- Evaluation Manuals And Guides 102
- Online Evaluation Toolkits 103
- Other Online Resources 103
- Clearinghouses And Organizations 105
- Locating Information Collection Instruments/Measures 107
- Evaluation Consultants 108
- Selected Bibliography 109
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. (2010). The program manager’s guide to evaluation second edition. Retrieved from website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/the-program-managers-guide...
'The program manager's guide to evaluation' is referenced in:
- Rainbow Framework :