Program Performance Measures and Evaluations

An important phase of the 180º Program involves the implementation and monitoring of the program and capturing outcome performance data. To ensure integrity of performance outcomes, and fidelity to the program design, 180º staff, trained facilitators and local site officials work together to ensure a well documented introduction of every program. Once site selection is determined for each program, specific discussions regarding monitoring program implementation occur.

Once the 180º 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 perform ongoing monitoring of the program and correction of any deviations from program design.

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. An 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 are regularly performed by management personnel.

 

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

“Before this school year, life and the world around me was hell in reality. I had bad grades, in school I constantly got kicked out, and I was definitely not caring about school at all. I was known as the “bad kid” people thought I had no life ahead of me.” “What made this class different was how we were able to show our emotions, talk about serious things and get respected.” “Overall, because of being part of the 180 Degrees Program, when I think about my future I think there is a huge life out there ahead of me and I will make it above the top.” - Cristina