Data collection and quarterly reporting is a requirement of PCCD grant-funded programs. The data collection process is essential as it serves multiple purposes. Evidence-based program providers perform data collection processes in order to know that the program is having the desired impact on the children, youth and/or families that the program targets. It also allows for quality assurance and monitoring of the fidelity to the model, ensuring that the program is being delivered in the way it was designed. Lastly, the process allows for program providers to communicate their great impact to key stakeholders across communities, current and future referral sources as well as future funders to sustain programming.
Below is the list of evaluation tools required by EPIS to collect the outcomes needed to report to PCCD:
- EPIS LST Student Pre- and Post-Survey Plus Section E (Student Outcomes)
- LST Observation Log
You may obtain copies of these tools by downloading above or by contacting the EPIS at 814-863-2568 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to review instructions for administering the surveys, as well as understanding the proper completion of the LST data Tools. You can find a recorded webinar to help you with this here: How to use LifeSkills Training Data Tools
Sites funded by PCCD are required to report quarterly in Egrants utilizing the LST Spreadsheet for Outcomes Analysis and PCCD Quarterly Reporting. The evaluation tools and spreadsheet provide analyzed data from the student survey and the fidelity observation forms. If more extensive analysis is desired locally, sites may wish to identify additional evaluation support.
EPIS is available to help sites develop an evaluation strategy for the LST Middle School Program at (814) 863-2568 or EPIS@psu.edu.