- Asked people for information about their programs when they reported
on their community family literacy projects.
- Asked parents and children for feedback on the family learning
kits through evaluation forms that were included in the backpacks.
- Asked community coordinators for feedback on the distribution of
family learning kits in their communities.
- Held overall evaluation meetings at the end of Years 1 and 2. This
enabled people to provide feedback after they had an opportunity to
run programs and to apply what they had learned in their training.
The Literacy Council asked people how the training could be improved
to better support them in delivering programs, how successful they
thought their programs had been, and how the Literacy Council could
better support them.
Towards the end of the Early Childhood Development initiative, the
NWT Literacy Council wanted to try to measure the impact of its family
literacy programming over the three years. It developed an overall evaluation
- It interviewed people in several communities who had been involved
in family literacy during these years. It asked how training, funding,
resources and support had helped them to deliver programs. It also
asked about changes they saw in literacy among families in their communities
that might be related to their work.
- It sent out survey forms to Kindergarten teachers in every school
in the NWT, since they are the people who are most likely to see changes
in the school readiness of children. While it recognized the difficulty
of trying to isolate different interventions, it asked teachers to
comment on any changes they might have seen.
- It developed parent questionnaires for family literacy providers