Program Evaluation


Educators who develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programs need credible information that they and others can use to describe, improve, document, justify, and support their educational programs. Program evaluation is the set of activities that produces information that can be used for such purposes.

In the broadest sense, the aim of program evaluation is to produce information that can be used to judge the (a) extent to which educational programs are doing what they are intended to do, (b) quality with which they are doing it, and (c) effects these programs have on learners. More specifically, program evaluation activities are designed, as needed, to produce a variety of types of program-related information about the extent to which programs are (a) addressing the ...

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