What are the steps in planning and conducting an evaluation?

Program Evaluation May 24, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

The first step in planning an evaluation is to determine what you want to accomplish with your evaluation.  A good way to do that is to engage your stakeholders. Ask your stakeholders what they want to know about the program.  The second step is to focus the evaluation by clearly defining the purpose, key questions, indicators and design.  Then you will collect data, analyze and interpret that data.  The final step is to use the evaluation results!  For more in depth information on steps to planning an evaluation see the University of Wisconsin "Planning a Program Evaluation" publication: http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/G3658-01.pdf 



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