Step 3: Choosing and Adapting Tools

The Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit provides a wide array of data collection tools. There are specific data collection tools for each FTS target audience that can be directly downloaded from the toolkit attachments.

Few, if any, of the existing tools will be perfect for your FTS evaluation. This part of the toolkit provides guidance on how to select the best existing tool, how to adapt it for your evaluation needs, and how to validate it. You will also learn about when to choose quantitative or qualitative data.