Additional Resources

A selection of other websites that offer valuable information and tools for evaluation of extension programs.

Program Fidelity and Adaptation (pdf) Sources about program fidelity and adaptation. These sources were used in the development of the March 18, 2014 Ask the OEIE Evaluator installment.
Glossary of Evaluation Terms (pdf) Definitions of commonly used terms in evaluation posted by the University of Wisconsin - Extension, 4-H Youth Development on their Evaluating 4-H Youth Development Programs website.
Penn State Extension, Program Evaluation A website designed for extension professionals with evaluation tipsheets, program evaluation examples from actual extension programs, and related resources. Under the Subject Index, you can browse by Special Audiences, including "Agricultural Audiences," "Seniors," and "Program Volunteers/Leaders."
The Ohio State University Extension, SAMMIE Successful Assessment Methods and Measurement in Evaluation (SAMMIE) has a series of online modules for extension professionals and others involved in community-based programs to learn about planning and conducting program evaluation. To access these modules register for a free account.
University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture (Extension) Program Development and Evaluation Resources: A comprehensive collection for evaluation resources for extension professionals, including many resources from other state extension programs.
Journal of Extension The Journal of Extension offer features articles about evaluation, most of which can be found with a simple search for "evaluation." In June 2009, JOE published a special issue focused on evaluation.
American Evaluation Association The AEA is an international professional association for evaluators and the website offers many resources for others with interest in evaluation. The association includes the Extension Education Evaluation topical interest group, whose members focus on particular evaluation issues in extension.
Online Evaluation Resource Library (OERL) Supported by the National Science Foundation, the OERL includes sample evaluation plans, instruments, and reports for a number of evaluation areas including curriculum development.
ED What Works Clearing House The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) provides educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central source of scientific evidence on what works in education to improve student outcomes.