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Coordinating SLAQs with IOE and PEARS

Do we need to complete SLAQs as part of IOE? 

Yes. Impact Outcome Evaluation (IOE) interventions should be multi-component, inclusive of direct education and policy, system, and environment (PSE) efforts. Whether you are doing site-level or district-level PSE, we would like you to complete a SLAQ for each site in which you are conducting IOE. This includes your comparison sites. SLAQ data will be an important part of our analysis of 3-year longitudinal data gathered through the IOE project.  

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Do SLAQs need to be completed in IOE comparison sites? 

Yes, to give us baseline data on the environment at comparison sites, SLAQs should be completed by school/after school staff at all comparison sites. This should be part of your MOU or informal agreement with the school site.  

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If my IOE site is only doing direct education, do we need to complete a SLAQ? 

Impact Outcome Evaluation (IOE) interventions should be multi-component, inclusive of direct education and policy, system, and environment (PSE) efforts. Ideally your IOE intervention is not direct education only, but even if it is, you should still complete a SLAQ for all IOE intervention and comparison sites.  

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How do I turn in IOE site SLAQs? 

First, be sure your survey is submitted via Survey123. After that, send Amanda Linares (amlinares@ucanr.edu) a copy of the answers and results page generated by Survey123 completion. 

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How do I turn in my IOE site LACs? 

Turn in IOE site LACs via Survey123 only. Data from LACs are not needed for IOE.  

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Do we need to report on conducting SLAQs in PEARS? 

Yes, conducting a SLAQ should be reported in the “Needs, Readiness, and Effectiveness” section of the PSE module. A job aid to assist in reporting SLAQs and other needs assessments is available here. 

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