A Guide to Conducting Effective Training Evaluations: Recommendations, Strategies, and Tools for Dependency Court Improvement Programs

May 29, 2014


The development of this Guide has been funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau through the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues (NRCLJI). 

The Guide was developed for dependency court systems to use as they design and evaluate their training programs and provide strategies and evaluation tools to training coordinators about how to identify training needs, develop training methodologies, and access training outcomes.

The goals of the Guide are to:
  • Provide guidance and strategies for the program planning, design, implementation, and evaluation stages of dependency court training efforts.
  • Encourage training coordinators to use the strategies to support local, state, and national training agendas.
  • Provide template tools that facilitate an assessment of satisfaction, skill or knowledge acquisition, behavior, practice and attitude change, and training impacts or outcomes.

The Guide 
Click the buttons below to view/download the following sections of the Guide:

  Introduction and acknowledgements    Navigating the guide
Chapter 1 Training Program Planning and EvaluationChapter 1 Tools and Resources

Chapter 2 Training Satisfaction and Reaction MeasurmentChapter 2 Tools and Resources

Chapter 3 Measuring Learning AcquisitionChapter 3 Tools and Resources

Chapter 4 The Assessment of Behavior and Practice ChangeChapter 4 Tools and Resources

Chapter 5 The Assessment of Training OutcomesChapter 5 Tools and Resources

Chapter 6 Analyzing, Interpreting and Reporting Training Evaluation FindingsChapter 6 Tools and Resources

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Typographical errors or omissions can be reported to research@ncjfcj.org.