Program evaluation is essential, as it enables reflection on what is working and not working and provides the basis for continuous improvement. With MentorHub’s flexible questionnaire system, programs can select what measures to administer and then set the frequency with which they are administered, allowing for the easy collection of updated information on your mentees progress.
- What lessons can be learned from a supportive accountability study on an online anxiety intervention? February 17, 2022Werntz, A., Silverman, A. L., Behan, H., Patel, S. K., Beltzer, M., Boukhechba, M. O., Barnes, L., & Teachman, B. A. (in press). Lessons Learned: Providing Supportive Accountability in an Online Anxiety Intervention. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2021.12.002 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although technology-delivered interventions (TDI) can help bridge the gap in seeking mental health treatments, […]Ariel Ervin
- “Black Box Thinking:” Drawing on disappointing findings to improve youth mentoring programs June 28, 2021by Jean Rhodes After a plane crash, investigators examine black box data to determine what went wrong and to make the necessary changes to protect against future incidents. Unfortunately, that is not always the case in evaluations of prevention programs. In fact, we often find it easier to reframe and dismiss disappointing results than to […]Jean Rhodes
- Curbing the impact of negative student-adult relationships: A conversation with Mike Garringer May 6, 2021By Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute As many readers will know, most of my research over the past few years has focused on innovations that nurture relationships in students’ lives—including new approaches to shoring up student support networks and creative ways of expanding those networks to new corners of their communities and beyond. As optimistic […]Ariel Ervin
- Program evaluation is critical to determine whether children’s needs are adequately addressed August 3, 2020Axford, A., Bjornstad, G., Matthews, J., Whybra, L., Berry, V., Ukoumunne, O. C., Hobbs, T., Wrigley, Z., Brook, L., … & Warner, G. (2020). The effectiveness of a community-based mentoring program for children aged 5–11 years: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Prevention Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01132-4 Summarized by Monica Arkin Notes of Interest: This randomized controlled […]Monica Arkin
- Looking for evaluation ideas? NMRC has developed a Measurement Toolkit for mentoring programs June 20, 2018Written by Justin Preston Evaluation: It has its own section in the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM). Funding organizations often require their recipients conduct rigorous evaluations to measure the impacts of their programming. It is a crtical aspect of many mentoring programs that can help to guide practice and institute a measure of accountability […]Justin Preston