Evaluation Of A Non Experimental Design

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Overall evaluation design The STAY program will use a quasi-experimental design for means of evaluation. The program will not include randomization of students, however we will have an experimental group and a comparison group. Participants will be selected from three high schools within the Long Beach school district. Two high schools will receive the full program while the third will serve as a comparison school. The students in the comparison group will not receive the program whatsoever and will strictly be used to compare their result to the results of the experimental group. Pre-tests will be administered to both the experimental group and comparison group at the beginning of the program and under the same conditions. Post-tests will also be administered to both the experimental and comparison group at the end of the program and under the same conditions. This will allow the STAY staff to determine whether the program was effective or not. The Quasi-experimental design best suits STAY because the majority of the intervention will be administered during school hours. Since students are required to attend english courses each semester, Stay will use this resource as a tool to administer their intervention. Even though this design does not allow for randomization, it will allow STAY to save time and money. One threat that can occur during the STAY program is the diffusion of information. For example, a student from the experimental group may have
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