Outcomes Analysis

In most instances, TAACCCT third-party evaluators will examine both outcomes and impacts of the TAACCCT grants they are evaluating.  (Please refer to the appropriate Solicitation for Grant Announcement (SGA) for more information.)  While by no means exhaustive, the following list provides links to examples of outcomes analysis resources TAACCCT third-party evaluators may find helpful. Neither the U.S. Department of Labor nor Abt Associates endorses these materials or their authors. Some materials are publicly available and hyperlinks have been provided. Others must be purchased either directly from the publisher or from a bookseller, or can be downloaded via journal access databases.

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Outcome Analysis

Document Title/Link Description Author/Institute
CLEAR: Guidelines for Quantitative Descriptive Studies These guidelines for reviewing descriptive studies are intended to promote quality and consistency in CLEAR reviews of selected studies that use statistical techniques and other quantitative approaches, but do not examine effectiveness. U.S. Department of Labor's Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research
Department of Justice Center for Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement  A collection of online evaluation tools and resources aimed to assist agencies in designing and implementing program evaluations. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Measuring the Performance of Human Service This book discusses how to measure and assess program effectiveness with special attention given to outcome performance measures. Lawrence Martin and Peter Kettner
Performance Measurement: Getting Results – Second Edition This book covers topics on the performance measurement process including identifying the program’s mission, objectives, customers, outcomes, outcome indicators, and data sources. Harry Hatry
Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement This book discusses conducting quantitative and qualitative program evaluations, needs assessments, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses, and performance measurement systems. James C. McDavid, Irene Huse, Laura R. L. Hawthorn
Scale Development: Theory and Applications – Third Edition This book presents information on the creation use and evaluation of measurement instruments and understanding how scales work. Robert DeVellis