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Theory-Based Evaluation of a Comprehensive Latino Education Initiative: An Interactive Evaluation Approach.

Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health

This article provides an example of a theory-based approach to building a logic model to increase Latino student access to higher education.

Assessing the Mental Health of Adolescents: A Guide for Out-Of-School Time Program Practitioners

Child Trends

This brief summarizes the signs and symptoms of mental health problems among adolescents, including depression, suicide risk, and anxiety disorders and suggests research questions that can aid prog

Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools

Forum for Youth Investment

This guide examines nine program-observation and quality-improvement tools for youth-serving programs and explains their purpose, history, structure, methodology, and technical properties.

The Evaluation Exchange

Harvard Family Research Project

Harvard Family Research Project's evaluation periodical, The Evaluation Exchange, addresses current issues facing program evaluators of all levels, with articles written by evaluators in the field.

Evaluating Comprehensive School Reform Models at Scale: Focus on Implementation

RAND Corporation

This study examines comprehensive school reform and its level of implementation and effect on student achievement.

How Does the Juvenile Justice System Measure Up? Applying Performance Measures in Five Jurisdictions

National Center for Juvenile Justice

This report presents a case for measuring and reporting juvenile justice system performance outcomes and describes six essential features of a strategy for measuring juvenile justice performance. Five case studies are presented, all which work toward goal of balanced and restorative justice.

Innovation Network

This organization offers program planning and evaluation consulting, training, and Web-based tools to nonprofit organizations to improve program effectiveness, better serve communities, and communi

Successful Program Implementation: Lessons Learned From the Blueprints

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The Blueprints for Violence Prevention initiative evaluated the implementation quality of 9 violence and drug prevention programs in 147 sites and identified 6 critical components of successful imp

Evaluation Toolkit

Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

This toolkit aims to help program managers, administrators and interested others develop and implement evaluation processes that will be useful in day-to-day practice, and to help provide evidence