Outcome Based Evaluation

Congress requires the Institute of Museum and Library Services to document results of grant activities to meet the requirements of the Government Performanfce and Results Act of 1993.

Outcome Based Evaluation Selected Bibliography

Documentation provided by IMLS

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“NGL Project Planning: A Tutorial.”
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Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Basics: New Directives, New Directions: Documenting Outcomes in IMLS Grants to Libraries and Museums.

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Outcome Based Evaluation: Showing the Difference we Make: Evaluation in Libraries and Museums.”

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Outcome Based Evaluation Webography.”

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“Basics of OBE.”

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
IMLS Logic Model Sample.

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“Instructions for the Learning Opportunities Grant. Evaluation Logic Model Worksheet.”

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“Why Libraries Matter - The Case for Outcomes.”
Philadelphia, October 28, 2003.

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“Perspectives on Outcome Based Evaluation for Libraries and Museums.”

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“21st Century Librarian Recruitment & Education
Library Recruitment and Staffing.”

Resources-Draft in Progress

Gateway Sites on Evaluation

“ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation.”
Closed as of Dec 19, 2003. The U.S. Dept of Ed issued this notice on Nov 25, 2003.
New Site: Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation.

United Way.
Outcome Measurement Resource Network.

University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
“Program Development and Evaluation.”

“IBEC: Information Behavior in Everyday Context
Outcome Tool Kit.”

Earlier Title: Outcome Based Evaluation Tool Kit. University of Michigan.”

NC State University Planning and Assessment.
“Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment.”

WWW Virtual Library: Evaluation.
“The World Wide Evaluation Information Gateway.”

Background Articles on the History of Outcome Based Evaluation

Wallace, Valeri E.
“Outcomes Assessment In Academic Libraries: Library Literature In The 1990s.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 8.2 (2001): 59-71.

“Task Force on Academic Library Outcomes Assessment Report
.” 1998.

“ARL New Measures Initiative.”

Clifford, Cobb W. and Craig Rixford.
“Lessons Learned from the History of Social Indicators.” November 1998.

Hernon, Peter.
“The Government Performance and Results Act”
Government Information Quarterly 15.2 (1998): 153-6.

Outcome Assessment Basics

Bond, Sally L., Boyd, Sally E., and Kathleen A Rapp.
“Taking Stock. A Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Own Programs.”
Horizon Research, Inc., 1997

Breedlove, E A.
“Outcomes Based Evaluation: Not As Easy As It Looks: Lessons Learned In New Jersey.”
Interface 24.4 (2002): 2-3.

Chinman, Mathew, Imm, Pamela, and Abraham Wandersman.
“Getting To Outcomes 2004:
Promoting Accountability Through Methods and Tools for Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

Ehrmann, Stephen.
What Outcomes Assessment Misses.”
American Association for Higher Education. 1998 AAHE Assessment Conference.

Ehrmann, Stephen.
How (Not) to Evaluate a Grant Funded Technology Project.”
Also in: “ Flashlight Evaluation Handbook. (Washington, DC: TLT Group, 1997).”

Kellogg Foundation.
“W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook.”

McNamara, Carter.
“Basic Guide to Program Evaluation.”
In: Free Management Library.

United Way Resource Network.
“Outcome Measurement: What and Why? An Overview.”

Schalock, Rober L. “Outcome-Based Evaluation.” New York, 2000.

Taylor-Powell, Ellen, Rossing, Boyd, and Jean Geran.
“Evaluating Collaboratives." 1998.

United Way.
Measuring Program Outcomes: a Practical Approach. A Step-By-Step Manual for Health, Human Service, and Youth-and Family-Serving Agencies.”
United Way, 1996.

Voelker-Morris, Robert
“Outcome-based Evaluation: Practical and Theoretical Applications.”
CultureWork. A Periodic Broadside for Arts and Culture Workers 8.4 (2004).

The Logic Model

Arnold, Mary E.
Be Logical About Program Evaluation: Begin with Learning Assessment.” Journal of Extension 40.3 (2002).

Betts, Sherry C., and Marta Elva Stuart.
A Logic Model Application: Community-University Collaboration.”
The Forum 7.2 (2002).

Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“Logic Model Sample.”

“An Interactive Teleconference On Using Logic Models In Program Evaluation.” Cyfernet October 2002

Israel, Glenn D.
“Using Logic Models For Program Development.”
PDF Version.

Kellogg Foundation.
“W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide.”

Kellogg Foundation.
“W.K. Kellogg Foundation Executive Summary: Introducing Program Logic Models.”

McNamara, Carter.
"Evaluation Activities."
Part of the “Free Management Library.”

Schmitz, Connie, and Beverly A. Parsons.
“Everything You Wanted to Know About Logic Models But Were Afraid to Ask."

Wells, Michael.
“Using Logic Models in Grant Development.”

Outcome Assessment in Higher Education

Allen, M. and Noel. E.
Outcomes Assessment Handbook.
California State University, Bakersfield. 2002

“Best Practices in Outcomes Assessment.” 2002.
Part A: Institutional Resources
Part B: Other Resources.

Central Queensland University, Australia.
Assessment in Higher Education.

Gratch-Lindauer, B.
“Comparing The Regional Accreditation Standards: Outcomes Assessment And Other Trends. “
Journal of Academic Librarianship 28.1/2 (2002): 14-25.

NC State University Planning and Assessment.
“Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment.”

Selim, Basma, and Pet-Armacost, Julia.
“Program Assessment Handbook.”
University of Florida 2004.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
“Proposals for Legislative Amendments to the Higher Education Act.”

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
“SACS: Criteria for Accreditation.”

WWW Bibliographies on Outcome Based Evaluation

“ACRL Information Literacy Assessment Bibliography.”
CRL Information Literacy.

“ACRL: Sources of Information on Performance and Outcome Assessment.”
ACRL Standards and Accreditation Committee. 1997.

“ARL: New Measures Initiatives.”

“ARL: Organizational Performance Readings and Sites.”

CDC Evaluation Working Group
“Selected Bibliography in Program Evaluation.”

“Evaluation Activities in Organizations.”
Assembled by Carter McNamara.

Feguson, Linda.
“Forum on Library Statistics and Performance Measures Webography.”

Higher Education Center.
“ Evaluation Links and Resources.”

McNamara, Carter
"Basic Guide to Outcomes-Based Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations with Very Limited Resources."

“Outcome-Based Evaluation: Find out More about It.”
Interface 24 (4) 2002.

“Online Evaluation Resource Library.

United Way.
“Outcome Measurement Resource Network. Resource Library.”

Universitaets und Landesbibliothek Muenster
“Impact and Outcome of Libraries.

University of Wisconsin.

Program Development and Evaluation.

“Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models.


Bibliography for Logic Model Basics.”