Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Evaluating the impact of SRE lessons

One of the most confounding challenges of coordinating a Sex and Relationship Education project across a city is how to assess the impact of such a project. Working in a limited number of schools for a relatively short period of time(a couple of years) excludes any regional statistics from being directly related or representative. Also regional statistics focus on two things conception rates and STI infection rates.

However, our Sex and Relationship project focus on attitudes and behaviours as much as biological consequences. It is difficult to assess the attitudes of a group. Interviews individually or in groups may work but it is very personal and questions could possibly be inappropriate. Instead of interviews we have written an anonymous quiz that attempts to evaluate both attitudes and looks at knowledge. We have used this in one school already I hope to post some of the statistical results in the near future.

Below is a small 2 page quiz is all about trying to evaluate what is the impact of a sex and relationship programme. The aim of this evaluation is to assess both knowledge and skills. Please download it, have a look and comment about how useful it would be to you.

Sex and Relationship Quiz