Members-Only Guild Resource / Webinar

CYD Evaluation Series: Stepping Up to Survey and Use Observational Data

Published: 2018-06-26

Published: 2017

Speakers:  Ann Gregg, Gladys Hidalgo, Heather Ikemire, Ruth Mercado-Zizzo, and Dennie Palmer Wolf

This webinar is the second in a four-part series, Evaluation as a Strategy for Building Creative Youth Development, which examined evaluation as a strategy for building, improving, and funding creative youth development programs. In this session, presenters explore how to design and use surveys and observational protocols, both field-tested tools and new ones tailored to individual programs. As part of this work, the presentation looks at a range of strategies for involving current youth and alumni as critical respondents to and designers of tools. We also discuss the important work of formative assessment: the fine art of using findings to improve programs over time.