Program Performance Measures and Evaluations


Additionally, the 180 Degrees Program surveys measure the following 10 key Personal Development outcomes of each student before and after the training:

  1. Attitude
  2. Motivation
  3. Achieving Goals
  4. Organizational Skills
  5. Self Control
  6. Decision Making
  7. Communication Skills
  8. Team Work
  9. Leadership Skills
  10. Citizenship

One of the most important phases of the 180º Program involves the actual implementation of the program and monitoring the various elements of that phase. To ensure the integrity of established performance outcomes, and fidelity to the program design, 180º staff, trained facilitators and local site officials will work together to ensure a well documented introduction of the new program. Once site selection is determined for each pilot, specific discussions regarding monitoring program implementation will occur.

Once the 180° Program is introduced and fully implemented, it is important to continue monitoring activities to ensure that the way the program has been designed on paper is actually operating and functioning in action. 180º staff, facilitators and local representatives will be responsible for ongoing monitoring of the program and correction of any deviations from program design as they may occur in the actual educational setting. The need to discuss and establish program monitoring by 180&de staff and others will be more formally developed as local venues are selected. This will include the manner in which monitoring will be performed, how information will be collected, stored and reported.

Program success is measured by students before and after academic performance (GPA's), attendance, documented disciplinary incidents; students, teachers, parents and facilitator surveys measuring rate of progress in character development, core values and life skills. The Internet based Electronic Data Collection System is utilized to collect and report on the progress of the students and effectiveness of the program. Additional data is collected concerning student demographics, perceptions, assessments and school processes. On-site visitations at schools, other community sites and facilitator evaluations will be regularly conducted by management personnel.