This information can be used to develop most desired types of evaluation, but it is limited by the enormous potential scope of activities that might be part of a Safe Routes to School program and by the scope of program evaluation and evaluation research. The following resources are for readers interested in developing a better understanding of evaluation, either for their own benefit or to conduct more complex evaluation. These resources are available online and can be located through a web search:

General Resources

  • Demonstrating Your Program’s Worth: A Primer on Evaluation for Programs to Prevent Unintentional Injury, 2000
  • Art of Appropriate Evaluation
  • Safe Routes to School: Practice and Promise
  • Physical Activity Evaluation Handbook, 2002
  • CDC Evaluation Working Group Resource List
  • Guiding Principles for Evaluators

Evaluation Standards

Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation Program. Evaluation standards: How to assess evaluations of educational programs. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1994.

Evaluation Texts

  • Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation, 2nd ed, Wholey and Newcomer, 2004.
  • Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, 7th ed, Rossi, et al, 2005.
  • Case Study Research; Design and Methods, 3rd ed, Yin, Robert K., Sage Publications, London, 2003.