|On Point Recognized as "Promising Program"|
To achieve recognition as a promising program, curricula must demonstrate statistically significant early-stage positive impacts on teen attitudes.
Evidence of On Point’s local success is illustrated in an independent evaluation of our programs led by the Dr. David Edwards and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The most recent evaluation shows statistically significant changes in participants’ behaviors and attitudes about sex, drugs and violence after completing the program. In fact, there was a statistically significant improvement on every indicator of program effect. Follow-up measures taken months after the initial On Point experience shows that its impact persists over time.
In addition, Why Know’s curriculum has been reviewed for medical accuracy and content by a panel of medical experts commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Currently, the Institute for Research and Evaluation, headed by Dr. Stan Weed, is conducting a national evaluation of On Point’s programs. Results from the evaluation should be available next year.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2010 15:50|