Designing and Preparing to Implement an Evaluation
Focus the evaluation (chapter 5)
1. Develop an evaluation plan for a program utilized to improve learner performance.
2. Develop the evaluation’s rationale and purpose.
3. Identify the evaluation’s stakeholders.
4. Develop key evaluation questions that focus on the allocation of resources.
? Choose an evaluation design (chapter 6)
1. If possible, select an evaluation design that utilizes both quantitative and qualitative data.
2. Describe how to ensure internal and external validity.
1. Describe the data collection methods that was considered or proposed in a plan and offer rationale for the
method(s) you selected.
2. Offer an explanation for other data collection methods that was considered but did not utilize.
3. Remember, it is often appropriate and highly recommended that evaluators utilize multiple methods to collect
data for an evaluation. See the possibilities in chapters 8-10 shown below:
a. Observation and archival data (chapter 8).
b. Surveys and Questionnaires (chapter 9).
c. Individual and Focus Group Interviews (Chapter 10).
? Drawing a sample (Chapter 12)
1. Inform the reader of your Evaluation Plan why you are drawing a sample (if you propose to sample).
2. Offer rationale for why drew a random or nonrandom sample or elected not to sample.
3. Explain the method for selecting either individuals or groups in a sample (if appropriate).
4. Clarify the desired level of representativeness and the size of the sample
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