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Evaluation is a powerful tool that supports program planning and an understanding of
effective emergency management procedures. Therefore, applicants must propose to
implement an evaluation of their efforts, using process and outcome performance
measures that document the effectiveness of the project’s strategies to improve and
enhance emergency management plans.

It is important to remember that what constitutes success may differ from one project to
another. In preparing the project design and evaluation plan, applicants are
encouraged to develop performance measures that are based upon the specific goals
and objectives of their project. The evaluation plan should include both qualitative and
quantitative measures, as well as process measures. Applicants should also include a
description of all evaluation instruments they intend to use. Examples of evaluation
instruments include evaluation forms for training sessions, after-action reports from
tabletop practice exercises, and process checklists.

Examples of possible quantitative objectives include:
(1) Increase in the number of hazards addressed by the emergency management
plans in each school;
(2) Increase in the number of school staff trained in emergency management
procedures; and
(3) Improved response time to drills.

Examples of possible qualitative objectives include:
(1) Improved partnerships between community partners and the school district;
(2) Increased parent awareness of school emergency management procedures;
(3) Increased ability to restore the learning environment after a crisis; and
(4) Improved quality of response to tabletop exercises.

Examples of specific activities that may support project objectives include:
(1) Purchasing “Go Kits”;
(2) Conducting training for staff on the emergency plan;
(3) Conducting vulnerability assessments;

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools FY 08 Application Procedures


(4) Implementing lock-down and shelter-in-place drills at each school; and
(5) Establishing an incident command system.

Related process measures would include:
(1) Purchase of X# safety supplies or “Go Kits” for schools;
(2) Number, type, and relevance of training sessions held;
(3) Number of vulnerability assessments conducted;
(4) Number and types of drills or exercises conducted; and
(5) Regularity and outcomes of incident command meetings and planning sessions.

Process objectives may have some additional qualitative or quantitative information
associated with them. For example, the number and types of training sessions may
also have related information regarding perceptions of the training (qualitative data) and
the effectiveness of the training when tested using a practice drill (quantitative data).

Grantees may also be expected to work with the Department’s REMS TA Center to
collect key program information that will help assess the extent to which projects
supported under this grant competition are meeting their goals and objectives. The
Department may use the data or products from these projects to help identify and
disseminate effective emergency management strategies to other LEAs.

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