Evaluate implementation to document what you are doing

Even if the data reveal "Yes, the program works!," you need to be able to answer the next logical question, "What exactly worked?" To get a meaningful sense of what happened with program implementation, you must ask, "Did we do what we said we would do?" and then determine "Did we do it well?"

Joe Gallagher, magnet director for New York City School District 22, discusses strategies for getting good documentation for an implementation evaluation.

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Key Actions

Document implementation based on your logic model

Measure quality of implementation activities

Select appropriate and practical instruments


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