Program Evaluation on Early Head Start
CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY, PLANNING, AND EVALUATION
CRIM 5450 (01)
SPRING 2018 – TERM PAPER ONE
Using the Bachman & Schutt (2015) Logic Model provided, write a six (6) page program evaluation paper titled, “How to Evaluate an Early Head Start Program in the United States.” The cover page and reference page are not included in the six pages.
Early Head Start is a comprehensive program that focuses on enhancing children’s development while providing educational opportunities. In your paper, assume that the Head Start program you are evaluating is designed to provide services to low-income women with infants and toddlers up to three (3) years of age.
The paper, written to APA requirements and double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font, must address the various aspects of program evaluation, as seen from the Logic Model:
Your paper should have the following subsections:
- Cover page
Introduction that provides some information about program evaluation.
Program stakeholders: Who are the likely stakeholders for this program?
Inputs: What are the inputs needed to successfully evaluate this program? What are the connections between the various inputs?
Program process: Describe what the program process will entail to achieve a successful evaluation.
What are the outputs of the program?
What are the program outcomes?
What are the challenges likely to be faced during the evaluation process?
Summary: Summarize how all these steps of program evaluation come together to make the program evaluation exercise useful.
Reference page: Use between 4 and 6 scholarly sources, including your textbook. Scholarly sources are: peer-reviewed articles, government reports, and textbooks.
The completed paper must be submitted on Blackboard no later than 11:59 pm on February 5, 2018. Please note that your paper will be checked using anti-plagiarism software.