A variety of resources programs may find helpful are provided below.

FY20 - FY23 Programming Resources:

Quarterly Summary Reports:

The reports below are quarterly summaries of evaluation data collected through the reporting system. To learn more about how to use this data, refer to the How to Use Texas RPE Quarterly Summary Reports document.

Annual Reports:

 

SAPCS-Federal Questions & Answers:

This document contains a compilation of all the questions and answers asked through the Q&A sessions hosted by OAG and TAASA since April 2020. The document is continuously updated therefore you just see the most updated version below.

 

PPPC Steering Committee Recommendations:

The Primary Prevention Planning Committee (PPPC) Steering Committee welcomes feedback from RPE-funded organizations on the implementation and evaluation of the Texas RPE Program.  As a result of this feedback, the PPPC provides the following recommendations.

  • October 2020 - Topic: COVID-19 limiting ability to implement programming

 

Evaluation Training Series:

The evaluation team has created a multi-part program evaluation video series to help grantees understand the connection and distinction between state and local level evaluation, as well as equip implementers with the knowledge and skills to adequately collect and utilize programmatic evaluation data. These videos are meant to stand alone and complement each other. The series includes topics such as evaluation basics, program involvement in state-level evaluation efforts, how to conduct a program evaluation, data analysis and interpretation, and how to use evaluation data for programmatic decision-making. A synopsis and link for each video is provided below.

  • Evaluation 101
    Often times, evaluation can be a daunting term. The purpose of this session is to break down the topic of evaluation to make it less intimidating and to highlight the importance of evaluation during program implementation. This session will provide a high-level overview of the components of an evaluation to prepare implementers for the subsequent sessions of the series. Topics covered will include conceptual models, constructs, indicators and measures.
  • Program Evaluation
    This session will provide an overview of program-level evaluation and implementation, with an emphasis on why it is essential to quality programming. Topics covered will include appropriate outcomes and indicators specific to RPE programming, different types of data collection methods, how programs can utilize their logic models as a roadmap for program implementation, and the relationship between a logic model and evaluation plan. Considerations and resources for in-person and virtual programs will be provided.
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
    This session will show implementers how they can conduct data analysis at the local-level. The session will provide an overview of basic types of qualitative and quantitative data analysis as well as useful approaches to interpreting data to identify patterns.  Supplemental materials for this session will include links to additional resources with instructions for how to analyze data using readily available computer software such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Community Assessments
    As grantees plan for program implementation, it is important that they assess the resources, barriers, and active collaborations within the community they intend to work. This session will provide an overview of the community assessment process and components, with a focus on how programs can utilize local community assessment data to plan and implement RPE strategies. The SVPP Community Readiness Checklist will be discussed so that implementers are reminded of this resource to assess their community’s readiness for implementation.
  • Using Evaluation Data for Programmatic Decision Making
    Implementers have been collecting valuable evaluation data during programming that could be very helpful with program planning. Additionally, there are many secondary data sources that grantees could use to inform their work. This session will focus on how implementers can use local, community, and state-level evaluation data to better inform their programs and implementation approaches.

  • Grantee Involvement in State-Level Evaluation Efforts
    The Texas SVPP program conducts evaluations at the state, community, and local level and over the past few years, there have been changes to evaluation expectations and tools. This session will detail the crucial role that grantees play in state-level evaluation efforts and explain the similarities and differences in the state-level and program-level evaluation activities.