Growing Connections Program Evaluation
4-H Growing Connections utilizes the following evaluation tools to measure the effect of the program on youth participants.
- Pre / Post Test: Youth place vegetable and fruit stickers on an answer sheet using a scale of “I like it” J, “It’s okay” K, “I don’t like it” L, “I don’t know/ Never tried it” [?] . Older youth are given a vegetable and fruit chart instead of stickers. These tests are administered on the first day that each individual student attends the program and on the last day of the entire program series. Pre and Post Tests are matched by the instructor for each individual and then analyzed to measure the change in food preference.
- Planned Observations Spread Sheet: Each lesson plan includes a list of “planned observations”. These observations are made by instructors when delivering each lesson plan and recorded on the “Planned Observation” spread sheet.
- Evaluation Summary Sheet: Other data is recorded on the “Evaluation Summary” sheet including: statistical information, civil rights group enrollment data, and other observations such as journals, quotes, and success stories.
- Self-Monitoring Sheets: Youth are given multiple opportunities to set and monitor a goal to eat five fruits and vegetables a day for five consecutive days. The self-monitoring sheets “Eat your way to 5 A Day” is for younger students and the “I Tried It Chart” is for older students. It is recommended to provide youth with an opportunity to receive recognition from the group for completing their goal. For example, during the opening or closing circle students who complete their goal can be given recognition awards such as stickers, pencils, erasers and/or verbal recognition.
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