Logic models can help educators plan and monitor program evaluations. This introduction to logic models as a tool for designing program evaluations defines the major components of education programsâresources, activities, outputs, and short-, mid-, and long-term outcomesâand uses an example to demonstrate the relationships among them.
Teachers, curriculum coordinators, principals, district personnel, and others involved in education are often responsible for purchasing and implementing education programs or for designing, planning, and implementing their own. Legislators, school boards, and state administrators generally require that these programs be evaluated.
This quick reference guide introduces logic models as a tool to help educators plan and monitor program evaluations. It is one of a four-part series on program planning and monitoring released by Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific.
REL Pacific, IES National National Centre for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance