…is a whole process which begins with
determining what information to gather and
ends with bringing about change in current
activities or influencing future ones… the
evaluation process must include action.
Dudley-Evans & St, John, 1998, p. 128
…is a process of collecting, analysing and
interpreting information about teaching and
learning in order to make informed decisions
that enhance students’ achievement and the
success of educational programs
Genesee, 2001, p. 144
…the systematic collection and analysis of all
relevant information necessary to promote the
improvement of a curriculum and assess its
effectiveness within the context of the particular
Brown, 1995, p. 218
Key factors in evaluation
•Evaluation is not restricted to testing learners’
•More than just the product is important…
•The success or failure of a program depend on
a number of different conditions.
•Other information…related to learning and
teaching… should be included in a program
Rea-Dickins & Germaine, 2001, p. 255
•Determine that the program’s goals
has been achieved
•Rely heavily on assessment.
•Conducted by outside experts.
•Based on the examination of
accounting and academic records
•Carried out both in descriptive and
•Include unexpected outcomes.
•Emphasis on formative evaluation
•Avoid judgments, inform decisions.
•Evaluation is seen as cyclical and on-
Purpose of the evaluation
Types of information
Types of data and analysis
Based on Brown, 1995
Instruments and data-
•Checklists and questionnaires
•Quizzes and tests
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