WK 6 Assignment: Measurement Instruments


While it may be easy to measure program outputs (such as how many people attended program events), it may be more difficult to measure outcomes. And while you may be able to look at someone and observe change over time, how do you really know change has occurred? The goal of validated measurement instruments is to make this somewhat vague or mysterious process more scientific. Tools such as client satisfaction surveys, scales, assessments, and inventories like the Beck Depression Inventory provide specific information with which to measure outcomes.
In this Assignment, you research and select the instruments that you would use for measurement of your program outcomes.
To Prepare
• Review Chapter 9 of the course text to learn about methods for measuring outcomes.
• Consider the outcomes that you have crafted for your proposed program and how you might measure the extent to which the program is achieving those outcomes.
• Use the Walden Library link in the Learning Resources to explore databases for tests and measures (i.e., instruments) pertaining to your refined outcomes.

Answer the following questions
Submit a 2-page paper in which you:
1. Describe how you would measure the outcomes that you identified in Discussion.
2. Specifically, identify the two best measurement instruments that you would use and explain why.
3. Include strengths and limitations, and consider criteria such as usefulness, validity, reliability, precision, feasibility, and cost.
4. Describe how you would collect the data and what you would expect to learn from it.

You are welcome to add resources that will help with the paper. I did not know what test you will be using so I did not know what to get again you are welcome to use the best resources . Thanks

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