“Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to animals become more just, kind, and considerate in their relations with each other”

– National PTA Congress

Tracking Program Effectiveness

Tracking our impact means tracking our students’ attitudes towards animals, each other and the environment.

We plan to do this using 3 different evaluation methods developed by the Western Institute for Research and Evaluation and the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education, youth education division of The Humane Society of the United States.

The first is an Attitude Scale. This will measure the students’ attitudes towards animals and animal treatment.

The second is a Situational Test of Humane Responses (SIT) which will measure children’s intended behavior towards animals.

And lastly, the Attitude Transfer Scale which will measure child to child kindness and compassion. These assessments will be given to each child before they start their journey with KITM, in order to understand the child’s beginning attitudes and beliefs. They will continue to take the assessments each month in order to track the progression as those attitudes and beliefs evolve.