|Compendium of Annotated Tools|
What is the Compendium of Annotated Measurement Tools?
FRIENDS, in collaboration with our partners, has created annotations of many popular tools used to measure outcomes in prevention programs. The use of measurement tools is a component of the design of any evaluation program. The compendium is also available in the FRIENDS Logic Model Builder. If you choose to build a logic model using this system, the annotations are linked to the outcomes menu; for example, if a user were to elect a given outcome, you can click on a link to annotations for measurement tools related to that outcome. This enables the user to screen measurement tools prior to making a decision to investigate the tool further. To go to the Logic Model Builder, click here.
What tools are available in this Compendium?
There are over 70 tools available in the Compendium. They are arranged in 2 different ways, either in a simple alphabetic format or by protective factor. The protective factor listing allows programs to choose tools based on the areas they believe their program impacts. This breakdown allows programs to look at tools that may fit their needs in a more simplified manner.
Where can I find more information on measurement tools?
FRIENDS has created extensive resources on logic models and evaluation. To read more on starting the evaluation process, click here. For more information on logic models click here. After reading through many resources, you may still be unable to locate the appropriate tool or tools for your evaluation needs. If you need more information about constructing your own evaluation tool, click here.
How can I get a tool included in the compendium?