Getting the Message Across: Effective Visual Reporting Summarizing the Evaluation of a Large K-12 NYS District’s New Sexual Education Program

Session Number: 1175
Track: PreK-12 Educational Evaluation
Session Type: Ignite
Tags: Healthy Relationship Skills, Human Centered Design, School District, Sex Education
Session Facilitator: Jennifer McQuilkin [Evaluation Associate - CCNY, Inc.]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Jennifer McQuilkin [Evaluation Associate - CCNY, Inc.]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Jessica Tufte [Senior Evaluation Associate - CCNY, Inc.]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Molly Ranahan [Evaluator - 3356034615]
Time: Nov 15, 2019 (11:30 AM - 12:15 PM)
Room: Hilton Minneapolis Ballroom Salon E - Ignite 30 (Friday, 11:40- 11:45 AM)

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

One-third of high school students had sexual intercourse in the last three months at a large NYS city school district. This previously abstinence-only district is implementing comprehensive healthy decision making curricula and services in order to better their students’ outcomes. Currently, the district has completed year two of implementation.

A nonprofit/consulting evaluation organization is in the midst of a four year evaluation assessing the effectiveness of the new curricula and all four program components: (1) revision of the district’s current health education curriculum, (2) hiring a professional health educator for students in grades 5 and 6, (3) creating a mobile health and portable dental clinic, and (4) engaging with community partners.

Session attendees will experience examples of highly visual reporting strategies used in this evaluation that get to the point so that all stakeholders quickly understand evaluation processes, the effectiveness of the curricula, and the importance of the program components being implemented.