Conducting Local Program Evaluation
We encourage sites that adopt Project TNT to conduct their own evaluation of program outcomes. The student survey that was used in the Project TNT evaluation studies has been modified for use in local evaluations. The pre-test and post-test student survey files and suggestions for their use (including the answers to the knowledge questions) may be downloaded below, either as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft WORD files.
Suggestions for Using the TNT Surveys
2.PROCESS EVALUATION/QUALITY ASSURANCE MEASUREMENT
In the experimental trials of Project TNT, a variety of surveys were used to assess program implementation. The following article describes these surveys and how they were used:
Sussman, S., Dent, C.W., Stacy, A.W., Hodgson, C., Burton, D., & Flay, B.R. (1993). Project Towards No Tobacco Use: Implementation, process and posttest knowledge evaluation. Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 8, 109-123.
For program dissemination, we have modified the original surveys to make them applicable to the majority of settings in which the program may be implemented. For each survey, the following table shows its purpose, primary respondent, and when it should be administered. It is recommended that program evaluators select the survey(s) that are most feasible to administer and which best serve their individual needs.
|Survey||Purpose||Respondent||When to Administer|
|Session Evaluation||Session Evaluation||Program Implementer||After every program session|
|Session Observation||Assess fidelity of selected program sessions||Observer (in-class); could be school administrator or outside evaluator||It is recommended that at least 2-3 program sessions be observed|
|Implementation Evaluation||Assess fidelity of overall program implementation||Program Implementer||At the end of the last program session|
|School Staff Survey: Post-Implementation||Assess fidelity of overall implementation and program context||Program Implementer or other school staff member||At the end of the last program session|
These surveys may be downloaded below, either as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft WORD files.