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Guideline for Teachers


9. Evaluating the Process and Outcome, and Establishing Improvement Proposals


Prevention and intervention are important, but they need to be evaluated in order to provide indicators of their effectiveness and to find the keys for improvement. It is essential that the teachers plan the system to evaluate the actions in order to ascertain whether they have served to reach the projected objectives that were previously proposed as regards the line of prevention, the action with pupils at risk or the intervention with pupils involved in bullying (victims or aggressors). The evaluation, although performed at the end, must be planned from the beginning. Following the principles of evidence-based practices, it is desirable that the evaluation is carried out with instruments validated prior to the development of the intervention, and also among pupils that will develop the intervention (known as experimental group) and among pupils that will not develop the intervention, but is similar to the experimental group (known as control group). Finally, although it is not always possible for the teachers, the instrument must also be validated after the intervention. The purpose of this action is to determine the changes that occur due to the intervention program. In case it is not possible, it would be important to have whatever kind of valuation from teachers and pupils involved. The steps to follow would be:

  • To value the feasibility of an experimental design of evaluation.
  • To elect, prior to the development of the intervention, the instruments to be used (it would be adequate that they were the same than in phase three).
  • To define the target groups to whom they will be addressed: pupils, teachers and families.
  • To design the conditions of data collection: whether individual or collective, and on a no name basis or not.
  • To codify and synthesize the information provided by the different informants comparing it with prior results and with the control group (in case we have them).
  • To analyze the results in order to improve the intervention in future actions.

Online Publication

  • What Works for Bullying Programs
    A brief research published in 2013 in which attention is drawn on lessons from experimental evaluations of programs and interventions.




20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.