This evaluation manual has been designed to be used with the evaluation database. The manual has five parts.
Part I provides an overview of financial education in general and the topics, components, and delivery methods that can make a financial education program most helpful to the audiences it serves. Part II discusses why program evaluation is important and provides common concepts and terms involved with evaluating financial education programs. Part III describes the evaluation planning process. Part IV takes educators step-by-step through the online evaluation database. Part V presents details on collecting, analyzing, summarizing, and using the resulting data from the evaluation to build and enhance strong financial education programs.
The evaluation database and the manual have been developed to complement each other when utilized for program evaluation.