Using Logic Models to Bring Together Planning, Evaluation, and Action

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2004

This guide from W.K. Kellogg Foundation describes the development and use of the program logic model. Its goal is to provide an orientation to the underlying principles and language of the model so it can be effectively used in program planning, implementation, and dissemination of results. Chapter 1 provides a basic introduction to the logic model as an action-oriented tool for program planning and evaluation, and an array of sample logic models. Chapter 2 consists of exercises and examples focused on the development of a simple program logic model. Chapter 3 explains how to expand a basic logic model to explore the theory of change that describes the rationale for the program. Chapter 4 contains exercises that demonstrate how the basic logic modeling techniques introduced in the previous chapters can be applied to inform thinking about what should be included in an evaluation plan. In addition, there are two comprehensive appendices that provide logic model development resources and blank templates that programs can use when developing their own logic models.

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