The Dollar Works 2 curriculum includes several resources to help evaluate your program to make sure you are meeting educational goals. You can gather three types of information:
- Program Impact
You as the program instructor decide what level of information gathering is most appropriate given the educational setting.
You can measure two types of outcomes.
- Immediate outcomes include learners’ attitudes about learning, new knowledge gained, and their intent to use new skills. /li>
- Intermediate outcomes include learners’ responses about potential change in their behavior. In order to accurately assess intermediate outcomes, you generally need to have three or more hours of training in an educational setting with learners.
The curriculum includes end-or-unit or end-of-series evaluation tool(s) to gather this level of evaluation data.
“Program impact” refers to learners’ responses about how they have actually changed their behavior.
The curriculum includes pre- and 4-to-6 week post-assessment tool to gather information about the actual change of behavior. These can be adapted for the specific program goals and units taught during the series.
"Feedback" includes general information (number of participants, etc.) and the participant (“learner”) response to the learning environment (room set-up, time of the program, general feelings about the learning experience, etc.).
A tool for gathering this level of information is not included in the curriculum because sponsoring agencies or groups usually provide their own tool for this information. If no tool is available, learners can be asked to provide additional comments on the end-of-unit or end-of-series evaluations that are included in the curriculum.
Online Reporting System
Purchasers of this curriculum have the option to enter evaluation data in the Dollar Works 2 online reporting system. By entering training evaluation datan into the online reporting system, customized evaluation reports can be produced to show outcomes and program impact. Contact Financial Capability if you are interested in using the online reporting system.
More About Dollar Works 2
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Curriculum Overview — Review curriculum features and topics covered.
Program Impact and Feedback — Read about program effectiveness and participant feedback.
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Frequently Asked Questions — Find the answers to common questions.