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Fitzpatrick,
J., Sanders, J. & Worthen (2011): “the identification, clarification, and
application of defensible criteria to determine the evaluation object’s value
(worth or merit) in relation to those criteria.” (p.7)

Purpose

·        
To assist decision makers
o  
Example: to establish the impact of a tobacco
cessation program in Iowa
·        
To assist program improvement
o  
Example: to determine the value of a job
training program at ISU
·        
To assist organizations with ongoing progress,
adaptation and learning
o  
Example: to instill new ways of thinking by
participating in an evaluation project
·        
To determine which programs are working well
·        
To determine which programs are failing
·        
To determine what are programs’ relative costs
and benefits
·        
To determine what can be done to improve a program,
process, product
·        
To determine who are the stakeholders, who is
impacted?
·        
Encourage the use of evaluation results to
reflect positive change or mitigate risk
·        
Stimulate dialogue
·        
Make an informed judgment regarding the appropriateness
of a person, program, process, or product for a specific purpose
o  
Examples: Health program evaluation, course
evaluation, web interface usability testing

Elements of a Program

Defining Criteria

Defining criteria
is a key component of any evaluation. The measurements and methods used to
develop an evaluation closely relate to research. Research and evaluation
methodology may also differ in critical ways like how an evaluator or
researcher determines if their outcome is successful, who determines criteria,
and which criteria are targeted.

Planned/Implemented Activities

Managed Resources

Specific Goals and Purposes

Target Participants

Documentable Outputs, Outcomes, and Impacts

Investigable Costs and Benefits

Stakeholders

·        
People who have authority over the program
(funders, policy makers, advisory boards)
·        
People who have direct responsibility for the
program (program developers, administrators, managers, and staff)
·        
People who lose funding or are not served
because of a program termination

Resources

1.      
Ana-Paula Correia (2016). The Big Picture Part 1
504 Class Discussion Slides. http://ift.tt/1ZWn4fi
2.      
Joint Committee on Standards for Educational
Evaluation http://www.jcsee.org
3.      
Fitzpatrick, J., Sanders, J. & Worthen, B.
(2011). Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines
(4th ed.), Chapter 1. New York: Pearson.
4.      
American Evaluation Association http://www.eval.org/
5.      
Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment
Station (Ed.) (2016). Conducting Needs Assessments: Program Evaluation
Resources. http://ift.tt/1ZPAxLb
6.      
Wikipedia (2016), Evaluation. http://ift.tt/1OJmRGZ
7.      
The University of North Carolina Greensboro
(2016). Program Evaluation Resource Center. Overview of Program Evaluation. http://ift.tt/1ZPAxLd
8.      
Newby, A.C. (1992). Training Evaluation
Handbook, London: Gower.
9.      
Mark Spilsbury (1995). Measuring the
Effectiveness of Training.
10.  
Kirkpatrick, D. (1998). Evaluating Training
Programs: The Four Levels (2nd ed). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler (pages
19-24). http://ift.tt/1RWXTdq

11.  
Newby (1992). Training Evaluation Handbook:
chapters 1-2. http://ift.tt/1OAsVDC

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