Evaluation Tools

This Evaluation Resources page focuses on the local Grantee evaluation activities, to better leverage evaluation information, statewide. The information here allows us to implement a common framework to understand programs from the aspects of what they are, how they are related, and what they are supposed to accomplish in terms of outcomes.

Independent Evaluation Guidance

 Independent Evaluation Guide 2015 - 2016 (Blueprint Appendix 34)

Logic Models

Example NYOS Logic Model
Example Karnes City Logic Model
Logic Model Template (PowerPoint) 
Logic Model Template (Tabloid Size 11 x 17) 
Logic Model Template (Letter Size 8 1/2 x 11) 
Logic Model Template (Sample Categories)

Interim Report I Resources

Interim Report I Guiding Document 2014-2015
Interim Report I Online Survey 2014-2015
Texas ACE 21st CCLC Interim Report Program Evaluation Report I Analysis 2013 - 2014 
Interim Report Feedback Cover Letter 2013-2014

Focused Report Analysis of Narrative Responses Addressing Alignment 
This analysis is the first in a series of supplemental reports focusing on the five essential elements of implementation practices in Column 2 of the logic model (i.e., alignment, recruitment and retention, ongoing monitoring, voice and choice, and professional development). 

Focused Report Analysis of Narrative Responses Addressing Student Recruitment and Retention
This report is the second in a series of focused reports supplementing the initial interim evaluation report. Each focused report provides a more in-depth analysis of one dimension of the evaluation. This report focuses on ACE center team responses to questions about the recruitment and retention of students in out-of-school time (OST) programs.

Focused Report Analysis of Narrative Reponses Addressing Student Voice and Choice 
This report is the third in a series of focused reports supplementing the initial interim evaluation report. Each focused report provides a more in-depth analysis of one dimension of the evaluation. This report focuses on
ACE center team responses to questions about Student and Family Voice and Choice in out-of-school (OST) time programs.

Focused Report Analysis of Narrative Reponses Addressing Ongoing Monitoring  
This report is the fourth in a series of focused reports supplementing the initial interim evaluation report. Each focused report provides a more in-depth analysis of one dimension of the evaluation. This report focuses on ACE center team responses to questions about the ongoing monitoring of ACE out-of-school (OST) time programs. 

Focused Report Analysis of Narrative Reponses Addressing Professional Development
This report is the fifth and final in a series of focused reports supplementing the initial interim evaluation report. Each focused report provides a more in-depth analysis of one dimension of the evaluation. This report focuses on ACE center team responses to questions about the professional development practices used in out-of-school (OST) time programs.

Interim Evaluation Report 1 – Summary of Strengths, Opportunities and Recommendations 
This summary distills key findings from the five focus reports from the 2013-2014 evaluation of the ACE program addressing implementation practices. The findings are organized according to strengths, opportunities, and recommendations in an effort to facilitate broader communication and improvement planning on the part of grantees and state leadership.

Interim Report II Resources

Interim Report 2 Guidance 2014-2015 with Appendices
Interim Report 2 Online Survey Tool 2014-2015
2013-2014 Interim Report 2 Data Analysis Summary
The overall goal of this analysis is to create a context for understanding common practices among the 779 ACE Center using data from the TX21st system.

Final Evaluation Report Guidelines

Evaluation Final Report Guidance 2014-2015

Other Resources

Interim Report I (PowerPoint) 
Interim Report I - Questions (Microsoft Word) 
Guiding Document - Interim Report I (Microsoft Word) 
Logic Model Town Hall FAQs
Interim Report I Town Hall FAQs
Interim Report I Model Process
Independent Evaluator Training Presentation April 22nd 2014
Proposed Performance Metrics 
Head Start Impacts by Neighborhood 
Head Start Impacts on Language 
Impact of Head Start by Alternate Child-Care Setting 
Practical Evaluation Strategies 
Role of Classroom Quality in Head Start Impacts 
Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners 
Validity of Comparison Group Designs 
WWC Procedures Standards Handbook 
WWC Procedures Standards Handbook Updates