A Model for Program Evaluation
© By Barry Sweeny, 1998
The following table presents the program evaluation model which I use to guide my work. The original ideas for this model are loosely derived from the research and work of Tom Gusky and Donald Kirkpatrick. See Below for citations. The model has been developed over about 20 years of work in curriculum, staff development, with grants, and many other kinds of programs. It has been refined and adapted to the point where I feel it represents a "best practice" model.
|Steps in the Process:||
Check When Done
|1. Set the Goals - purpose for the evaluation|
|2. Identify the Audiences for the data|
|3. Define the Indicators of success for each audience|
|4. Check the Relevance of each indicator to program goals|
|5. Determine the Scope of the evaluation process|
6. Organize the indicators by Data Type:
|7. State the evaluation Questions|
8. Refine the evaluation questions for:
9. Select How to Collect the data:
10. List the evaluation Action Plan:
|11. Estimate the Cost of the evaluation|
|12. Gain Approval of Evaluation Plan|
|13. Collect the Data|
|14. Analyze and Interpret the data|
|15. Report the conclusions & offer recommendations|
Gusky, T. (1998). "The Age of Our Accountability". Journal of Staff Development. Fall, 36-44. National Staff Development Council. This is not the original source I used, but it is a good and more recent one.
Kirkpatrick, D. (1975). "Evaluating Training Programs". Madison, WI. American Society for Training and Development.
Kirkpatrick, D. (1977). "Evaluating Training Programs: Evidence Vs Proof". Training and Development Journal. 31, (11), 9-12.
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© 1998, by Barry Sweeny, Best Practice Resources, 26 W 413 Grand Ave. Wheaton, IL 60187
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