Logic modeling as a tool to prepare to evaluate disaster and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery in schools


  • The authors wish to thank Ed Clarke, Clarke Consulting, and Sara Strizzi, U.S. Department of Education, for their insightful comments. Portions of the chapter are based on work conducted by the authors under contract number GS23F8062H, funded by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education. However, the authors are responsible for the contents.


The authors propose a comprehensive evaluation framework to prepare for evaluating school emergency management programs. This framework involves a logic model that incorporates Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) measures as a foundation for comprehensive evaluation that complements performance monitoring used by the U.S. Department of Education as part of its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) grant program. A sample logic model for school emergency management is provided that can be adapted and tailored for use in local evaluations by any school district or school. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc., and the American Evaluation Association.