Program Evaluation Project Instructions

COUC 515

Program Evaluation Project Instructions

As a counselor, it is important to develop the skills of evaluating data that serves a developmental purpose, allowing for the growth and refining of procedures. This development will help you better understand the program’s potential impact upon your clients/students and what you can do to improve the experience. Below you will find different websites that detail different programs for varying issues. You are going to choose an evidenced-based program that you can use in a school setting and/or a clinical setting. Follow the steps to complete this assignment.

Step 1: Review the materials related to program evaluation in the Reading & Study folder found in Module/Week 4.

Step 2 (CMHC, ADCN and MFT Students): Choose 1 of the websites for a program below and review the program content on that site.

Behavior Intervention Support Team

Prepare/Enrich Group Program

Elements Behavioral Health Creating Extraordinary Lives

The River Source

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Teen Challenge

Step 2 (School Counseling Students): You will use the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) website to identify a program for evaluation. You may choose to evaluate a program for the school-level of your interest: Preschool and Elementary or Middle and High School After clicking on the link, you may choose one of the programs listed.

Step 3: Provide a narrative description of the program including its goals and components, theoretical constructs, treatments, and target population. This is essentially a summary of the program.

Step 4: Construct a Logic Model that includes the inputs and outputs (activities and participants) of the program and the intended short, medium, and long-term outcomes or goals. The Logic Model template provided can be used, or you may create one.

Step 5: Provide a description of the program evaluation plan. Identify at least 2 variables that can be operationalized and measured to determine if intended outcomes are achieved. The variables need to flow logically from the target population, the issue being addressed (addiction or relationship satisfaction), the program outputs, and the intended outcomes. Develop a plan for how and when the variables will be measured and how the data generated will be used to evaluate the outcomes (goals). At least 1 of the variables needs to be measured using a formal instrument. Include a brief description of the instrument along with data on its reliability and validity. This step must be presented in narrative format.

The paper must be written in current APA format with a title page, narrative for Step 3, the Logic Model, the narrative for Step 5, and a references page. Feel free to paste the provided template into the document. This assignment will be submitted through SafeAssign.

This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 5