The RRC has developed an easy to use Evaluation Tool Basket which is designed to help programs and organizations complete their own internal evaluation. The tools are written in plain-language and there are numerous tools available so that programs and organizations can choose the ones that are most relevant to them.
> Help you identify your program’s strengths as well as ways to improve your program
> Document the impact your program is having
Evaluations can occur at the beginning (formative) or at the end (summative) of a program. They can also be done at a single timepoint, or be longitudinal and follow participants over months or years (pre-post test). Finally, they can include surveys and questionnaires (quantitative methods), interviews or focus groups (qualitative methods) or all of these techniques in a single evaluation (mixed methods). The contents of this Tool Basket can be used for any of these types of evaluations. The RRC is also available for consultation.