Sheila B Robinson

Reflections of an everyday educator/program evaluator/professional developer…LEARNER



Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Outcomes Evaluation)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Office of the Associate Director for Program – Program Evaluation

  • This CDC site features numerous free, downloadable evaluation guides.

The Community Builder’s Approach to Theory of Change: A Practical Guide to Theory Development

  • Includes a great case study for practice

Data Visualization 101: How to Design Charts and Graphs

  • While not specific to evaluation, this is a great primer on chart / graph types, their uses, and good dataviz do’s and don’ts for each type.

Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews

A Developmental Evaluation Primer

DE 201: A Practitioner’s Guide to Developmental Evaluation

Evaluability Assessment: Examining the Readiness of a Program for Evaluation

Evaluating Complexity: Propositions for Improving Practice

Evaluation Flash Cards: Embedding Evaluative Thinking in Organizational Culture

  • 25 evaluation concepts explained in one page each with examples of their use in context; written by evaluation rock star Michael Quinn Patton

Evaluation Planning Workbook

Guidance Note on Carrying Out an Evaluability Assessment

Guidelines for Conducting Focus Groups

A Guide to Assessing Needs:Essential Tools for Collecting Information, Making Decisions, and Achieving Development Results

Innovation Network Evaluation Plan Workbook

Innovation Network Logic Model Workbook

Measurement Tools for Evaluating Out-of-School-Time Programs: An Evaluation Resource

  • Includes several tables of: Instrument Name and Description, Sample items / Item Description, and References & Availability

A Practical Guide for Engaging Stakeholders in Developing Evaluation Questions

A Practical Guide to Evaluating Systems Change in a Human Services Systems Context

Program Theory and Logic Models

  • Nice guide on program theory and logic model development. Includes examples of both, plus templates and graphic organizers.

Qualitative Data Analysis

Real World Evaluation Resource Materials

Step by Step Guides from CDC

Toolkit for Conducting Focus Groups

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide


  1. Hi Sheila,

    I attended your workshop in the past AEA Summer workshop. Thank you for referring me to your website. You have a variety of resources but you may want to clean the links a bit as some of the links couldn’t be used anymore.

    Thanks. 😉

    • Hi Sue! Thanks so much for attending the workshop and checking out the website. I’m currently working on updating the entire site, so I will be going through all of those links very soon. Please check back in a few weeks for updates. Thank you!

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