Data & Ongoing Monitoring

The Program Manager's Guide to Evaluation, Second Edition

Learn how to assess program performance, measure impacts on families, and document program successes. Directors and staff discover the meaning of program evaluation and how it can be used to develop strategies to better serve families in their community. Includes a sample final evaluation report outline and a glossary of terms.

The following guide is provided courtesy of the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, & Evaluation at

The Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through the development of effective and appropriate programs and policies. For many years, ACYF has provided funding to States and communities to deliver a wide range of child and family support and family preservation services. ACYF also has conducted program evaluations of these local and national service delivery efforts with one important goal in mind: to ensure that children and families receive appropriate services that prevent adverse outcomes for children and promote family independence and quality of life. See The Program Manager's Guide to Evaluation.