Thoroughly respond to each prompt below. Apply APA style citations and references. The use of the course textbook as a reference is required. Additional scholarly resources of your choosing may also be used.
1. Define evaluation and discuss four reasons why organizations conduct program evaluations.
2. Your text organizes theoretical approaches to evaluation according to five categories
(1) expertise, (2) consumer, (3) program (4) decision and (5) participant oriented. Generally, discuss (compare and contrast) how these five approaches differ with regards to their purpose, benefits, and limitations please do not simply reproduce the comparative analysis from the textbook.
3. A local city wanted to implement a community policing project designed to help at risk children. The goals were to have the children develop a sense of responsibility, and vision occupational roles, recognize the relationship between education and finding a good job, and hold positive images of police officers. The children were from 11 to 15 and were nominated by school counselors from schools within the most disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Develop an evaluation plan to assist the city in developing and evaluating a program. Be sure to include: (1) the general approach to evaluation you would take, (2) the questions you would ask to guide your evaluation, (3) the individuals and/or groups (if any) from whom you would gather information, (4) what type of information you would collect and (5) your decision-making process.
4. Frustration with high recidivism rates of released prisoners has led to experiments with alternative approaches to sentence sing those convicted of certain crimes one such approach is a military style boot camp with rigorous physical regimens and austere living conditions. the programs are funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to provide offenders with a sense of discipline and respect for authority and those completing the program qualify for an early release. the cost of running these camps is less than the cost of incarceration.
NIJ J is interested in a multi-site evaluation plan focusing on the societal impacts of the program. be sure to include 1) the general approach to the evaluation you would take, 2) The questions you were asked to guide your evaluation, 3) the individuals and or groups if any from whom you would gather information, 4) what types of information you would collect, and 5) your decision-making process.
5. Faculty and administrators in your doctoral degree program or explored the possibility of requiring graduate students to spend one year of their program in residence at the university. The goal of this requirement is to enhance the quality of the graduate experience and provide doctoral students with the opportunities to work closely with faculty on research and writing activities doctoral students would be considered research assistance during this phase and will receive a modest stipend and tuition remission for six courses. However, for many doctoral students the one-year residence requirement would mean a significant cut in their current salary.
Develop an evaluation plan to assess the feasibility and potential impact of the one-year residence policy. Be sure to include: (1) the general approach to evaluation you would take, (2) the questions you would ask to guide your evaluation, (3) the individuals and/or groups (if any) from whom you would gather information, (4) what type of information you would collect and (5) your decision-making process.
6. Please provide a brief example of something that you’ve learned in this class about program evaluation (anything from chapters 1 – 10 of the textbook) that you could apply to your current work experience (high school teacher).