What are measurement tools?
How will you “test” or capture information that tells you that your outcomes have been achieved? These mechanisms for gathering data are called measurement tools-usually surveys, questionnaires or checklists. This toolkit includes an annotated compendium of tools that can be used to measure outcomes.
Why is choosing the right tool important?
Programs need to choose their measurement tools carefully. They should choose tools that genuinely measure the outcomes you wish to achieve to ensure accurate results. Review tools carefully before making decisions on which you will use. Find out what tools programs similar to yours have used. Ask others about their experiences using it. Not all of the measurement tools in the Compendium of Annotated Measurement Tools will be appropriate for your program.
What should I do if I can not locate the appropriate measurement tool?
You may find that you need to create your own tools. FRIENDS has developed a publication on Constructing Rating Scales. Click hereto download the pdf.
Where can I find more information on measurement tools?
FRIENDS has developed a resource on outcomes, to view this information, click here.
Alternative terms: evaluation methods, tools
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