An evaluation of the management component of the Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program training used predictive evaluation which aims to better predict if and how training is used on the job. Rather than asking a general question "was the class useful?” participants were asked to articulate how they intend to use what they learned by writing specific, observable and significant goal statements. Based on analysis of the statements, sessions related to process improvement were found to be most useful.
The results of the intention evaluation were used for improvements to the course content and design, as well as for follow up with the course participants. The Predictive Evaluation method was deemed useful and has been employed with three STOP cohorts, as well as other courses the Sustainable Management Development Program has supported.
Report Title: Internal Management Training for STOP Course Evaluation Executive Summary (June 2012, January 2013, June 2013)
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116
Performer: CDC Intramural
Record ID: 10197 (July 1, 2013)