The main question to ask when thinking about process measures is this: What information should I collect to document what the program is doing? Here are some of the ACTIVITIES Darcy would like to document:
- Each youth participating in the program will be matched with one adult mentor within two weeks of beginning the program.
- For the duration of the program, mentors will meet with their assigned youth two times per week to go over homework and/or other academic issues, as well as discuss youths’ interest and involvement in after school activities (sports, clubs).
- All youth and their mentors will participate in a community sponsored workshop on the requirements for being admitted to college.
- For the duration of the program, mentors will contact their youths’ teachers weekly to discuss any problems related to truancy and/or any other academic issues.
- If problems are identified, the mentor will address issues with youth.
Darcy proposes these PROCESS MEASURES to assess the program’s activities:
- Number and percent of youth in the program matched with an adult mentor within two weeks of the beginning of the program.
- Number of meetings per week attended compared to total number of meetings possible (twice a week for the duration of the program).
- Number and percent of youth/mentor pairs who attended the college admissions requirements workshop compared to the number of youths participating in the program.
- Number of contacts made with youths’ teachers compared to total number of weeks in program.
- Number and percent of problems identified by teachers that were addressed in youth-mentor meetings.