Program Monitoring reviews performance data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and to identify areas with potential for improvement.
Using Logic Models for Program Planning and Evaluation
Logic models provide an approach for program planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation. They present a concise, graphic depiction of what a process, project, program, or system comprises and what it is intended to do. At the state and local program levels, logic models can be useful in planning initiatives, monitoring performance and data management, and evaluating effectiveness. It illustrates which resources are needed to provide activities that will produce results that lead to desired outcomes. The Using Logic Models for Program Planning and Evaluation tool provides an overview of logic models, an explanation of its components, and an example of how it can be used to evaluate adult education program activities.