Program Evaluation Discussion Question

To prepare for this Discussion, identify a program within an agency with which you are familiar, ( Casa McArther Guardian ad Litem) which could benefit from process evaluation and outcome evaluation. You do not need to identify the agency in your post. Also, review the different evaluation models highlighted in this week’s resources (needs assessment, program monitoring, client satisfaction study, outcome evaluation, or cost benefit study).

a brief summary of the program that you selected. Recommend a program evaluation model that would answer a question relevant to the program. Explain the potential benefits of the program evaluation that you proposed (both process and outcome). Identify 2–3 concerns that stakeholders might have about your proposed evaluation and how you would address those concerns. Then explain 2–3 concerns that stakeholders may have about your proposed program evaluation and how you would address those concerns.

Resources are listed below:


Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

Chapter 1, “Evaluation and Social Work: Making the Connection” (pp. 1–26)

Chapter 4, “Common Types of Evaluations” (pp. 71-89)

Chapter 5, “Focusing an Evaluation” (pp. 90

Logan, T.K & Royse, D. (2010). Program evaluation studies. In B. Thyer (ed), The handbook of social work research methods (2nd ed. ,pp. 221-240) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage PDF

W. K. Kellogg Foundation .(n.d.) W. K. Kellogg Foundation evaluation handbook. Retrived October 8, 2013, from

Chapter 3: Three levels of Evaluation” pp 14-18

Chapter 5: Planning and Implementing Project-Level Evaluation pp 47-104

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