Federal Safe Routes to School Program Evaluation Plan

This plan lays out a course to understand the progress of SRTS that recognizes data needs and realities of data collection capabilities at the local level. To start, background on the Federal SRTS program and the genesis of the outcome evaluation plan are summarized. Next, evaluation components and the necessary data to conduct the evaluations are described. Building capacity for evaluation is discussed and then the plan concludes with a timeline that illustrates how the major tasks of the evaluation plan ft together. Throughout the document, specifc recommendations are included to distill the key actions required to enact the plan.

The implementation of this plan would require involvement from SRTS funding recipients, related professionals, State SRTS Coordinators and Federal Highway Administration, which administers the program. At the same time it would serve to inform both practitioners and policymakers at many levels of the results of SRTS.

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National Center for Safe Routes to School
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