A Practical Guide to Program Evaluation Planning: Theory and by Debra J. Holden, PhD, Marc A. Zimmerman

By Debra J. Holden, PhD, Marc A. Zimmerman

A pragmatic consultant to application review making plans: conception and Case Examples presents a step by step technique to steer evaluators in making plans a complete, but possible, software evaluation-from begin to design-within any context. No ebook presently out there delineate the necessary steps for getting ready to behavior an evaluate. The co-editors of this article constructed a version to steer the advanced means of making plans for application reviews in various settings. This version, entitled evaluate making plans Incorporating Context (EPIC), builds on past paintings by way of supplying a pragmatic, utilized step by step approach for making plans a application assessment in any surroundings. Contributing authors then use the EPIC version to explain an review method that they in a number of settings. The EPIC version and the case examples awarded during this publication offer evaluators with the conceptual instruments and a framework for pondering the pre-evaluation initiatives which may be beneficial for a winning, priceless, and informative review. Key FeaturesPresent new evaluate making plans version that offers a step-by step procedure for the way to plot for a software evaluate in any contextIntroduces scholars to the problems in making plans for an evaluate inside of chosen contexts utilizing case studiesFocuses on making plans sooner than layout via offering useful counsel to devise an evaluate from the beginning, sooner than a layout can or has been determinedIntended AudienceThis is a crucial supplemental textual content for assessment classes.

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Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Smith, M. F. (1989). Evaluability assessment: A practical approach. Boston: Kluwer Academic. Stake, R. E. (1991). Responsive evaluation and qualitative methods. In W. R. Shadish, T. D. Cook, & L. C. ), Foundations of program evaluation: Theories of practice (pp. 270–314). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 02-Holden-45689:02-Holden-45689 8/9/2008 Evaluation Planning Here and Now 4:11 PM Page 31 31 Torres, R. , Preskill, H. , & Pointek, M. E. (1996). Evaluation strategies for community and reporting: Enhancing learning in organizations.

Beginning in 2000, a cohort of about 200 students received the curriculum in second and third grades from a local resource teacher trained by the Denver-based INEP. Students who received the 28 lessons in each grade were found to have more positive attitudes and greater knowledge about healthy eating and physical activity than students who did not receive the lessons. , 2006). The evaluation planning described in this chapter occurred as a result of recommendations made by the RMPRC Community Advisory Board (CAB) early in 2003.

This rural extension of INEP was initially housed in a single school building with 350 to 400 students in a school district of about 2,300 students. 03-Holden-45689:03-Holden-45689 8/9/2008 Planning for an Education Evaluation 4:53 PM Page 37 37 The principal made a classroom available exclusively for the nutrition lessons, which provided some visibility and explicit support for the program within the school. However, at the district level, the visibility of the program in 2002 was limited except to the extent that children brought home recipes and began to ask for items like fruits and vegetables that they had prepared in the classroom.

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