Evaluation

Financial literacy programs and resources can change the knowledge, skills and attitudes of your target audiences. How will you measure success? Select tools from these expert resources and collect outcomes that tell your story.

Evaluation 101

Outcome based evaluation is a systematic way to assess how well a program has achieved its intended results. Review this presentation to learn about developing outcomes, identifying indicators, and establishing baseline data.
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NEFE Financial Education Evaluation Online Toolkit

This National Endowment for Financial Education kit includes sample evaluations an evaluation manual, and an evaluation database with tools and forms.
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Menu of Data Collection Methods

You can’t measure success without a baseline. Using a pre-test and a post-test is one method among many that can help gauge what people know before the program and what changed as a result of the program.
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Work with an Outside Evaluator

This presentation by grantee Joanne Kahn offers step-by-step information to help you work successfully with a third-party evaluator. It also applies to working with communications firms or other partners.
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Survey Question Bank

Measure behavioral outcomes with questions that can be tailored to
align with the focus of your program.
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Gen X Pre and Post Test

Developed by the Extension Office at Iowa State University, in collaboration with Ames Public Library, this pre/post test was used to establish baseline information and to determine level of understanding following class presentations.
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Best Practices

Learn tips from successful programs with examples compiled by the Multnomah County Public Library
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News:

Thinking Money exhibition visits the C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick County, Maryland. Stop is one of 50 during the nationwide two-year exhibition tour. Read more.