To assure that you are using an authentic mission statement and program description as examples for the assignment, locate a mission statement and program description from an existing organization. Directly quote and include the mission statement at the beginning of your paper being certain to cite and reference the source appropriately.
Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words in which you describe the basic evaluation plan of this program. Include the following in your paper:
- A research-supported discussion of the importance of identifying the mission, goals, and objectives of a program before gathering program evaluation data.
- A discussion of the research theory and process involved in developing performance indicators for a program.
- A discussion of the theory and process involved in developing questions to guide the design of a program evaluation plan.
- A research-based rationale for the selection of tools for forecasting potential changes to the program, including projected changes in technology, agency clientele, and future opportunities and obstacles that face the future of the organization.