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SI11 Session PI1: The What and How of Outcome Measurement 

07-26-2011 11:34

Handout from session at 2011 AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute

Description: Outcomes continue to be ‘in demand’ within the framework of results-based accountability. This workshop focuses specifically on outcome measurement within community programs and will cover content in three areas: (1) Choosing outcomes to measure; (2) Specifying indicators; and (3) Collecting data – data sources and data collection methods. Through hands-on, participatory techniques using case studies and practical examples, you will build your capacity in the what and how of outcome measurement. We will also cover issues, challenges, and emerging practices from the world of community-based outcome measurement.

Audience: People with some experience in outcome measurement, including background/experience in logic modeling/outcome paths/theory of change, who want to increase their skills.

Ellen Taylor-Powell has over 25 years’ experience in evaluation and program development with a focus on capacity building in the public and nonprofit sectors. She trains widely on logic modeling and all aspects of evaluation pertinent to community-based program performance. As Distinguished Evaluation Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, she authored or co-authored numerous practical evaluation resources including the online logic model course (Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models) and the manuals, Evaluating Collaboratives and Building Capacity in Evaluating Outcomes. Ellen spent over a decade working in international settings and currently is an independent consultant. She served on the American Evaluation Association Board and past chair of the Extension Evaluator's TIG. Ellen holds a M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University (program evaluation focus).


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