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 recommended by the Penn State EPIS to collect the outcomes needed to report to PCCD:
- Olweus Bullying Questionnaire
- Raw data purchased from Hazelden for results of Olweus Bullying Questionnaire
- School and District Trend Reports from Hazelden for annual Olweus Bullying Questionnaire
- Class Meeting Activity Log
- EPIS OBPP Discipline Referral Tracking Form
- OBPP Classroom Implementation Checklist
- OBPP Schoolwide Implementation Checklist First Year of Implementation
- OBPP Schoolwide Implementation Checklist for Continued Implementation
- EPISCenter Bullying Prevention Program-Staff Survey
Sites are expected to monitor implementation quality and fidelity. Fidelity observations are to be conducted by an observer who has been trained in the OBPP program
EPIS provides funded sites with a spreadsheet for entering program outcome and process data and the ability to summarize and report that data to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Raw data purchased from Hazelden for the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire and copied into the spreadsheet. If more extensive analysis is desired sites may consider identifying an evaluator.