Measuring success

Measuring the success of your program allows you to check how you have gone against the objectives that you set at the start. 

You are required to specify at least two process and two impact or outcome measures for each project or activity in your Community Action Plan. 

Some example processes, impact/outcome measures and tools to measure success for education programs are provided below. You may find these a useful starting point for measuring the success of your education program. The measures of success that you use should align with the objectives of your project.

For groups that are delivering existing education programs, find out if these programs have process and impact/outcome measures of success already established that you can use or adapt.


Process measures • Number/type of schools engaged
• Number of education sessions
• Number/profile of young people who are reached
• Number/quality of resources and materials distributed
• Parent involvement in education
• Satisfaction with session (participant, teacher, parent)
Impact/ Outcome measures • Teachers’ views
• Young person:
o Increase in awareness of alcohol and drug harms
o Change in attitude, skills or knowledge
o Sense of belonging at school
o Increase in school attendance
o Positive achievements at school (not just academic)
• School cohesion
• School alcohol and drug policy in place
• Community cohesion
Tools to measure success • Feedback sheets or questionnaires (both pre- and post- is preferable)
• Interviews
• Surveys
• Document analysis (e.g. school attendance or performance records)
• Local population health data (e.g. community survey data)

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