Category Archives: Phase II

A Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Own Programs

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This manual is written for community-based organizations and provides a practical guide to program evaluation. It focuses on internal evaluation conducted by program staff, which will be useful for States planning on conducting their SSIP evaluation internally. The manual provides a nice overview of the evaluation process and includes the basic steps of planning for […]

The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation

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This manual is written for program managers and contains tips, worksheets, and samples to provide information to help you understand each step of the evaluation process. This edition explains what program evaluation is, why evaluation is important, how to conduct an evaluation and understand the results, how to report evaluation findings, and how to use […]

SSIP Evaluation Plan Guidance Tool

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This guide was developed by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for states’ use in reviewing and further developing SSIP evaluation plans for Phase III submissions. The elements included in this tool are derived from OSEP’s indicator measurement tables and Phase II review tool. The questions for consideration included for each element will assist […]

A Guide to SSIP Evaluation Planning

This guide was developed by the IDEA Data Center (IDC) Evaluation Workgroup for use by IDC technical assistance providers when assisting state staff in planning State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) evaluations. It identifies steps and considerations for developing a high-quality SSIP evaluation plan based on OSEP’s SSIP Phase II Guidance and Review Tools. It is […]

Developing Useful Logic Models

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This presentation is geared toward helping practitioners develop useful logic models. The slides address the hallmarks of well-constructed, useful logic models and how to use logic model for program evaluation planning, implementation, and using the findings. The slides do a nice job of breaking down and explaining the different components and terminology associated with a […]

Logic Model Development Guide

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This guide is written for a broad audience to clarify the what, why, and how of logic models: what logic models are and the different types; why a program should develop a logic model; and how a logic model can be used to guide implementation and plan for evaluation. The guide includes templates and checklists […]