Center TRT Evaluation Materials
Center TRT developed an evaluation logic model and evaluation plan for the PedNet Safe Routes to School (SRtoS) program. The logic model is intended to guide the evaluation process (as opposed to the planning process); the evaluation plan focuses on the implementation and effectiveness of the PedNet SRtoS program in changing safety and acceptability of environments for walking and biking to school, as well as active transportation behaviors among students. The evaluation addresses the reach, adoption, extent of implementation and effectiveness of the SRtoS program in changing environments and behaviors related to physical activity among children. The evaluation is a pre-post design with no comparison group. This evaluation plan provides guidance on evaluation questions and types and sources of data for both process and outcome evaluation. If you are interested in answering evaluation questions not listed in the evaluation plan, please refer to the list of additional evaluation questions here. We suggest a variety of data collection tools throughout the evaluation plan.
Evaluation Materials Used by PedNet
The PedNet Coalition Safe Routes to School Program evaluators created several materials for its evaluation that are also available for your use. Some of these tools have been incorporated into the evaluation plan that Center TRT developed. Please note that Center TRT has not reviewed these tools.
Please provide credit to the PedNet Coalition Safe Routes to School Program when reproducing materials in the original, or adapted, form:
National Center for Safe Routes to School’s Walkability Checklist – This tool helps assess the walkability of a neighborhood and provides solutions to potential problems: http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/program-tools/education-walkability-checklist