Introduction To Program Evaluation Homework Instructions
Objective: Critically analyze research, including policy and program evaluation research
Program Outcome: Develop in our students the ability to form critical judgments that support democratic values.
Core Competency: To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions.
A logic model is a good tool to provide a conceptual view of a program to a decision maker. It provides a picture of what the program will need in resources, activities, the outputs, and long-term impact. Keep in mind the logic model considers what a program will accomplish, the program logic, and how it will be accomplished.
For the assignment this week, the goal is to construct a logic model for a program – a program that you know from your research or one of the program reviews from the readings (look ahead in the readings if you desire). Use the format found in chapter 5 of the text (Figure 5.2, Sample Logic Model). Make sure to include assumptions and external factors. For additional help, review the Logic Models at
for an example of a logic model for a policy think tank. NOTE: It is not common for a logic model be posted to an organization web page so this is helpful so you all can see that they are in fact used.
To the logic model (
must be included in the report using the proper template
1. A description of the program as well as a paragraph that explains the logic model, what was selected as important and why; focus on the difference between outputs and outcomes.
2. Does the logic model consider formative or process evaluation?
3. Make sure to cite your sources properly.