Evaluation Readiness Assessment Guide: Is Your Program Ready To Evaluate Its Effectiveness?
The Evaluation Readiness Assessment Guide (ERAG) is available to those working in adolescent pregnancy prevention. This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide assists programs to determine if their intervention is ready to be evaluated. The ERAG provides step-by-step information on how to collect valuable information related to: Strength of the Program Model; Staff Resources; Program Philosophy; Implementation of Program Components; and the Participants' readiness for Outcome Evaluation. After data collection and analysis, the ERAG provides the user with a detailed plan for the program's strategic planning by identifying aspects of the program to be strengthened.
The guide provides a method for asking key questions that will help a program determine its overall readiness for a program evaluation. The ERAG was written by Dr. Valerie Sedivy with support from Sociometrics, the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies, NOAPPP, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.