Evaluation in Programs
As a leader in the field, it is essential to learn from the successes and challenges that others have encountered. Particularly with the design and evaluation of programs, many expensive and difficult lessons have already been discovered through previous endeavors.
For this Discussion, you review the literature and analyze a program’s evaluation plan. As you do this, consider what can be surmised from this example and the others shared by your colleagues to guide the development of your program’s evaluation plan.
To prepare: Search the literature and select an article of interest that includes a program evaluation (select one of the two articles in the attached file section). Consider the following: Was the evaluation plan appropriate to the design of the program? Identify the goals and objectives of the evaluation plan. What were the activities related to this evaluation? Based upon the data, how valid are the outcomes?
By tomorrow Monday 1/28/19 at 6 pm, write a minimum of 550 words essay in APA format with a minimum of 3 scholarly references that include the level 1 and 2 headers below:
Post a cohesive scholarly response that addresses the following:
1) Assess the appropriateness of the evaluation plan and share other information or insights as it relates to the evaluation approach (select one of the two articles in the attached file section). Was the evaluation plan appropriate to the design of the program? Identify the goals and objectives of the evaluation plan. What were the activities related to this evaluation? Based upon the data, how valid are the outcomes?
2) Include a full citation of your selected article.
Moore, H.K., Preussler, J., Denzen, E.M., Payton, T.J., Thao, V., Murphy, E.A. & Harwood, E. (2014). Designing and operationalizing a customized internal evaluation model for cancer treatment support programs, Journal Cancer Education, 29, 463–372 doi10.1007/s13187-014-0644-8
Redwood, D., Provost, E., Lopez, E.D., Skewes, M., Johnson, R., Christensen, C., Sacco, F., & Haverkamp, D. (2016). A process evaluation of the Alaska Native colorectal cancer family outreach program. Health Education & Behavior, 43(1), 35–42 doi: 10.1177/1090198115590781
Robbins, L.B., Pfeiffer, K.A., Weolek, S.M., & Lo, Y. (2014). Process evaluation for a school-based physical intervention for 6th and 7th grade boys: Reach, dose, and fidelity. Evaluation and Program Planning, 42, 21–31 doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2013.09.002