Programs :: Evaluation and Impact Assessment 

In 2012, JA Trinidad and Tobago (JATT) engaged in discussions to conduct a comprehensive Evaluation and Impact Assessment of all our programs.


We have acquired the services of an independent, external third-party agency to conduct the following studies on our programs:


Summative Evaluation

Longitudinal Evaluation

Impact Assessment


SUMMATIVE EVALUATION – consisting of activities that judge the worth of a completed JA program.  This evaluation will examine the impact of JA programs on students’ learning, skill development and attitudes.

The following will be measured in the JA summative evaluation:


  • Changes in students’ knowledge and skill development over the course of the program.
  • Program likes and dislikes.
  • The quality and appeal of the program materials.
  • The quality of the curriculum content.
  • Perceived satisfaction with, and interest in, the program.
  • Effectiveness of the program in achieving stated objectives.
  • Experiences working with the JA volunteer(s) (teachers only).
  • Enjoyment of volunteering for JA (volunteers only).
  • Satisfaction with the program overall.

LONGITUDINAL EVALUATION – tracking the cumulative effect of a program on participants. Junior Achievement will track students for a minimum of three (3) years.             

The following will be measured in JA’s longitudinal evaluation:

  • The sequential learning benefits associated with participation in JA programs.
  • The impact of JA program participation among diverse student populations.
  • The short- and long-term effects of the JA experience on program participants, including an assessment of:

a)    Student gains associated with participation in JA programs.


b)    The relative benefits realized by JA program participants contrasted with youth who do not participate in JA programs.


c)    Long-term differences in leadership capacity and academic attainment between youth who participate in JA programs and those who do not.


IMPACT ASSESSMENT – recording of students’ skills and knowledge before and after exposure to the JA program. An identical pre and post questionnaire will be administered to students to gain an insight into the impact made by JA. The variance between the results will be used to measure the successfulness of the program.


In August 2013, JATT will release a detailed report on the Findings of our Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment. 

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