After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- Distinguish between merit and worth of an educational program, policy, product, or process
- Identify who potential stakeholders are in an evaluation.
- Distinguish between evaluation and research.
- Describe the standards that are used to guide evaluations (Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation).
- Identify three uses for program evaluations.
- Describe the limitations of program evaluation.
- Summarize the ethical responsibilities of the evaluator and how to address them.
- Distinguish between internal and external evaluation.
- Distinguish between formative and summative evaluation.
- Distinguish between expertise-oriented and consumer oriented evaluation approaches.
- Distinguish the difference and similarities between the four program-oriented approaches to evaluation (objective-oriented, logic models, theory-based, and goal-free evaluation).
- Distinguish the difference and similarities between the two approaches to decisionoriented evaluation (the CIPP model and utilization-focused evaluation).
- Distinguish the difference and similarities between the four approaches to participant-oriented evaluation (responsive, developmental, empowerment and deliberative democratic). Identify which are practical participatory and transformative participatory.