Day 5: The Importance of Evaluation
Reentry Week 2021 — April 30: The Importance of Evaluation
This event features a screening of four, 2-minute animated videos on, why evaluation matters, improving evaluation readiness, assessing and improving cultural responsiveness, and adapting evaluation during COVID-19 and other contextual disruptions.
- Do you use data to guide your efforts and make improvements?
- How do you measure progress?
MORE EVALUATION MATERIALS
Video Why Conduct a Rigorous EvaluationThis 2-minute animated graphic video summarizes why evaluation matters and provides tips on how to improve the rigor of your reentry evaluation.
Infographic Why Conduct a Rigorous Evaluation This infographic highlights why evaluation matters, the components of a rigorous evaluation, and the limitations of non-rigorous evaluations.
Video Evaluation Readiness for Reentry ProgramsThis 2-minute animated graphic video provides tips on how to get your Second Chance Act program "evaluation ready”.
Brief Brief Improving Evaluation Readiness for Second Chance Act Programs This resource brief summarizes key steps that Second Chance Act grantees and their research partners can take to build their program’s evaluation readiness and increase capacity for evaluation.
Toolkit Second Chance Act Program Evaluation Readiness Planning Guide This planning guide accompanies the resource brief, “Improving Evaluation Readiness for Second Chance Act Programs," and provides some questions to consider as Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees review the five main recommendations.
Video Cultural Responsiveness for Your Reentry ProgramThis 2-minute animated graphic video highlights how evaluation activities can help reentry programs get started with assessing and improving cultural responsiveness.
Brief Assessing and Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness in Second Chance Act Programs Through Research and EvaluationThis resource brief describes how evaluation activities can assess a reentry program's cultural responsiveness and identify strategies for improvement.
Brief Risk Assessment and Racial Equity: Making Your Second Chance Act Evaluation Part of the ConversationThis resource brief describes considerations related to using risk assessment tools in reentry program evaluations.
Brief Racial Equity Considerations When Using Recidivism as a Core Outcome in Second Chance Act EvaluationsThis resource brief describes considerations related to using recidivism as a core outcome in SCA program evaluations.
Video How Can My Reentry Evaluation Deal with Disruptions Caused by COVID-19?This 2-minute animated graphic video summarizes how reentry program evaluations can address disruptions to program activities and data collection plans due to COVID-19.
Infographic Dealing with COVID-19 and Other Contextual Factors in Reentry Program EvaluationsThis infographic highlights how reentry programs can address disruptions to program activities and data collection plans due to COVID-19.
Brief Fact Sheet: Comparing Web-Based Survey PlatformsThis fact sheet from compares key information for web-based survey platforms.