Program Evaluation for the Homelessness Sector

Knowledge Check

Get ready to check your knowledge of Part 2.

  Q1. When you are planning how to collect your data, the first thing you should think about is: (select the best answer)

   a)  Who will gather the data

   b)  Where the data will be stored

   c)  If it will create additional work for program staff

   d)  If the data you collect will answer your evaluation question 

Reveal answer

The correct answer is d).

Q2. An organization decided to use surveys rather than in-depth interviews as part of their program evaluation. Which of the reasons below might have contributed to this decision? (select the best answer)

   a)  A survey would yield more focused data than an interview.

   b)  They only wanted to ask close-ended questions.

   c)  A survey could be completed in time for the reporting deadline. 

Reveal answer

The correct answer is c).

Q3. True or False: Logic models should only be developed using program/service documentation such as policy documents. 

Reveal answer

The correct answer is False.

Q4. True or False: It is important to include discussions with clients/participants when developing a logic model. 

Reveal answer

The correct answer is True.

Q5. What are some benefits of sharing outcomes with program participants? (select the best answer)

   a)  Participants can make use of the information to achieve their individual goals.

   b)  Participants provide useful feedback about program activities.

   c)  Participants can suggest ways to improve the program.

   d)  All of the above 

Reveal answer

The correct answer is d).

Q6. An organization wants to conduct an outcome evaluation of an established employment program. They have planned to use focus groups with participants who have graduated from the program. They are wondering if they should also survey current participants. Do you think current participants should be included? (select the best answer)

   a)  Yes, so the results will be based on current data.

   b)  No, because the current participants have not completed the program yet.

   c)  No, because current participants might not give honest feedback.

Reveal answer

The correct answer is b).

Q7. The statement ‘Improved physical health’ is an example of ...? (select the best answer)

   a)  An outcome 

   b)  An indicator

   c)  A data source

   d)  None of the above.

Reveal answer

The correct answer is a).

Q8. The statement ‘number of classroom participants’ is an example of ...? (select the best answer)

   a)  An outcome

   b)  An output 

   c)  An indicator

   d)  None of the above.

Reveal answer

The correct answer is b).