Understanding Indicators

Choosing the items which will determine how the evaluation questions are answered (and how the objectives are measured)

Quick Guide Indicators by UN Women Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women and Girls
In-Depth Guide Program Evaluation Handbook, (please see p16 -23.)
Multi-Media Learning Interactive Online Course: Choosing Measurement Tools (Step 3 of full program: Evaluating Sexual Violence Prevention Programs: Steps and Strategies for Preventionists)
Examples Examples of Tangible Outcomes
Tools and Templates Indicators Worksheet
CDC Checklist on Gathering Credible Evidence

Standardized Measures

Explanation of what a standardize measure it, why it is important, and what to look for when you select them. These are items tested in research to make sure they are able to measure difficult topics or "constructs," such as self-esteem, perpetration, or resiliency.

Quick Guide
In-Depth Guide
Multi-Media Learning
Tools and Templates General Rating Criteria for Evaluating Studies (Original Source: Measures of personality and social psychological attitudes. This tool can be used to help evaluate and understand criterion rating of scales.)

Measure Database

This database includes resources where you can find free measures, scales, or surveys specific to sexual assault work by topics below. Topics focus on prevention and advocacy topics but also include community assessment tools and other useful items to sexual assault service providers. Some measures/scales are general examples and others are "standardized measures."

Many examples are provided; there are pros and cons to each measure and WCASA does not endorse any specific options. With questions please contact WCASA for evaluation assistance.

*Multiple measures are linked to the same document.

Please select a category below to see measures and scales in this area.