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Folder Three, Program Evaluation Process, provides information to assist the LPDC, school leaders, and the district board of education with decisions about mentoring program evaluation design; data collection, analysis and interpretation; intervals for evaluation and how and when to report evaluation results. Numerous resources are provided in this folder to assist the LPDC, school leaders, and the district board of education in planning, conducting, and reporting a program evaluation. The results of the program evaluation must be reported annually in the Quality Assurance Annual Report (QAAR).
Note: Regulations (N.J.A.C. 6A:9-8.4(d)2) require that each district conduct a program evaluation that, at a minimum, measures the program impact on job satisfaction, assesses the adequacy of time and training for mentoring, and offers recommendations for program changes and additions.
Guiding Questions
bullet Who will the LPDC involve in evaluating the mentoring program?
bullet What questions will guide the design of the evaluation?
bullet What types of evidence will the LPDC use to evaluate the effectiveness of the mentoring program?
bullet At what intervals will data be collected and analyzed (e.g., quarterly, semester)?
bullet Who will be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting the data?
bullet How and when will the findings be reported on the QAAR?
bullet How will the results be used to adjust the existing mentoring plan?  
Key Glossary Terms
* Evaluation questions
* Impact evaluation
* Implementation evaluation
* Logic model
*  Program evaluation
*  Quality Assurance Annual Report (QAAR)
*  Qualitative data
*  Quantitative data

Resource Tools [PDF]

R1 Rubric for Assessment of a District/School Mentoring Plan
R1 Self-Assessment Tool for District Mentoring Plan
R3 Mentoring Components Self-Assessment
R4 Five Levels of Professional Development Evaluation
R5 KASAB Chart
R6 Logic Model Template
R7 An Evaluation Framework
R8 Checklist for Planning an Evaluation
R9 Checklist for Selection of Data Collection Methods
Sections of the Folder [PDF]
bullet Overview of Program Evaluation
bullet Understanding the Evaluation Process
- - Identify Indicators
- - Identify Evaluation Questions
- - Identify Data Methods and Sources
- - Analyze Data
- - Interpret Data
- - Report Results/Findings
bullet Understanding the Evaluation Framework
- - Creating an Evaluation Plan
bullet Responsibility to Stakeholders and QAAR Requirements

Additional Resources[PDF]
R10: Sample Monthly Mentoring Documentation Log
R11: Sample Mentor-Novice Teacher Communication Log
R12: Sample Needs Assessment Questionnaire for Novice Teachers
R13: Sample Needs Assessment Questionnaire for Mentors
R14: Sample Novice Teacher Questionnaire
R15: Sample Mentor Questionnaire
R16: Sample Questionnaire - Evaluation of Mentoring Program by Novice Teachers
R17: Sample Questionnaire - Evaluation of Mentoring Program by Mentors

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