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Eval11 Session 327: A Process for Determining the Acceptability Of Measurement Tools: How to Decide? 

10-31-2011 15:25

Many organizations fund multiple programs which are diverse in audience and focus. This poses certain challenges including inconsistent quality of evaluation across sites and an inability to determine overall impact of the initiative. To address these challenges, the CYFAR Initiative and the 4-H National Council through Kraft Foods, funded research to develop methodology for determining the adoption of measures for program evaluation. A brief rating form was developed based upon criteria identified in the literature as critical in selecting quality evaluation instruments. This rating form was reviewed by four experts in the field. It was then implemented with 44 reviewers across the country to review over 400 potential common measures for acceptability and applicability to these two projects. This methodology of choosing acceptable measures streamlined a massive review process, increased buy in by key stakeholders for the use of the measures, and ensured relevancy of measures to these initiatives.

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