Grant Proposals,identify the criteria used, and discuss any commonalities between the criteria.
Federal Department of Ed Physical Fitness Grant used both the formative and summative evaluations. The criteria used was key formative evaluation questions: a) Are project partners carrying out project activities with fidelity to the proposed design and management plan—i.e. Has the project met its targets for implementing project activities related to each goal and objective? Has the project met its annual targets for staffing, training, coordinating delivery of counseling services, and engaging in parent outreach and related services?
b) Has project staff used information effectively throughout the project—including formative evaluation data—for self-assessment and program improvement?; c) Has the project met its targets regarding implementation of specific initiatives and public dissemination of project results? d) Are the project’s procedures, policies, and management effectively supporting the project in accomplishing its proposed activities and meeting its milestones? e) Are project activities focused on achieving the objectives and conforming to timelines set forth in the project proposal? f) Do the policies and feedback mechanisms support ongoing review and program improvement (Example of an Evaluation Plan, 2018)? Key summative evaluation questions are: a) Is the project achieving its objectives and performance targets? and b) What is the project’s impact on student behavior, attitudes and academic achievement, as well as on the behavior and attitudes in relevant areas of other stakeholders (Example of an Evaluation Plan, 2018)?
The Centerville Community Center used formative evaluations. They used projections which basically could be amended throughout the process if needed.
The Read to Succeed! Project used both formative and summative evaluations. They wanted to have standardized testing at the beginning and the end to determine if reading skills increased.