The Evaluation Data Coordination Project Common Constructs and Measures Across Nine ACF Studies and Other Key Data Collection Efforts

Published: May 6, 2004
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Evaluation Data Coordination Project (EDCP), 2002-2004 | Learn more about this project
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The original purpose of the EDCP was to develop common measures of constructs and reporting formats for nine selected evaluation projects funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to use the lessons learned from the nine evaluations to create measurement modules for future research and evaluation. Once the EDCP team began project work and gathered input from experts during our first Work Group (see Table 1 for a list of Work Group members) meeting, we drafted a brief proposal to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to outline a slightly revised scope in products to include options documents in each of four domains. Options documents generally provide information (with the amount of detail varying from document to document) about a range of measures available for assessing a given construct, such as the psychometric properties. Options documents do not, however, recommend a specific measure or a set of measures to be used.