Guide to program evaluation


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Guide to program evaluation

  1. 1. UNIVERSIDAD TECNOLOGICA DE EL SALVADOR Faculty of Social Sciences Licentiature of English Module 5: Evaluation Models and Strategies Professor: Martín Ulises Aparicio Morataya Topic: Purposes and format f Questions Students: Sánchez Manzano Marta Elena Portillo Pineda Fátima del Carmen Celis Molina Carlos San Salvador, October 01st, 2010.
  2. 2. Part I Directions: Answer the following questions. Hand in the group answers. 1. What is the meaning of myth number 2? Evaluation automatically determines whether or not my program will be eliminated. Evaluation is for program improvement not elimination. A common misconception is that your evaluation needs to illustrate no need for improvement when, in fact, each program has room for improvement. Ongoing feedback to analyze, understand, and refine your program is essential. 2. What is the definition of program evaluation? Program evaluation is carefully collecting information about a program evaluation can include any or variety of at least 35 different types if evaluation, such as for needs assessments, accreditation, cost/benefit analysis, effectiveness, efficiency, formative, summative, goal-based, process, outcomes, etc. 3. What is the meaning of the phrase “breadth and depth of information”? It means that when we want to make a Program Evaluation we need to have a great deal of resources to carry out the evaluation; but also it could help us to get more breadth and depth of information because we need to get as much information about different aspects of the program that we want to evaluate. 4. What are the names of the major Types of Program Evaluation? • Goals-Based Evaluation • Process-Based Evaluations • Outcomes-Based Evaluation
  3. 3. 5. What are some differences between Goals-Based Evaluation and Outcomes-Based Evaluation? Some differences we can see between these two types of program evaluations are that: A goal-based evaluation is mainly helpful to evaluate if you have reached the established goals, over the fact that you’d been established in an acceptable way those goals, and to evaluate the effectiveness of those goals during the process, this type of program evaluation can be implemented to for-profit programs, in addition its main purpose is to evaluate the extent to which the program is meeting the predetermined goals; while an outcomes-based evaluation tells you if your organization is really doing the right programs activities established in the mayor plan in order to accomplish the predetermined outcomes, one of the main purpose of this type of program evaluation is to specify what observable measures or indicators will be suggested in order to achieve the key outcomes. 6. Write an example of open-ended questions and another example of closed question. An example of open-ended question could be: Please, Could you describe the steps you follow in order to develop in an acceptable way the above mentioned activity? An example of closed question could be: Do they provide you the necessary tools in order to develop in an acceptable way the above mentioned activity? Yes______ No ______ 7. Why do you think it is important to set a pilot testing activity on a small group using the questionnaire? We think this activity is important because by implementing it first, we can get in a faster way the results we need to accomplish the major outcomes we want to examine, in other words this is an easy way to have the results because we’re working with a small group which it will convey us to obtain the results faster.