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Evaluation Resources

Online Resources

American Evaluation Association Link to external Web site provides links to AEA's "Guiding Principles for Evaluators" and its position statement and other documents on "High Stakes Testing"; to its topical interest groups, local affiliates and international evaluation sites; and to graduate and professional development programs and evaluation tools and handbooks.

CDC Evaluation Working Group Link to external Web site, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides numerous links to public health evaluation and logic model resources. This group developed a Framework for Program Evaluation Link to external Web site that summarizes and organizes the basic elements of program evaluation in public health.

Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University Link to external Web site provides information on its evaluation checklists project and links to its evaluation reports. The Evaluation Center also maintains a directory of evaluators, developed with support from the National Science Foundation.

Program Evaluation at Penn State University Link to external Web site, College of Agricultural Sciences, Cooperative Extension and Outreach, provides evaluation planning tools including tipsheets, such as No. 6, "Reduce Evaluation Burden"; No. 25, "Margin of Error: How to Explain It"; No. 34, "Increasing Response to Surveys"; and No. 45, "Which Program Should I Evaluate?"

The Evaluators' Institute Link to external Web site offers short-term professional development courses for practicing evaluators. Course topics include the basics of program evaluation, evaluation models and theory, qualitative methods to show causal connections and performance measurement.

University of Wisconsin, Division of Cooperative Extension, Program Development and Evaluation Link to external Web site provides evaluation planning tools, sample questionnaires, data collection and analysis guidance, samples and guidance on logic models, and reporting ideas. It uses extension-related examples.

Periodicals

American Journal of Evaluation Link to external Web site

Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice Link to external Web site

Evaluation and Program Planning Link to external Web site

Evaluation Review Link to external Web site

Publications

User-Friendly Handbook to Mixed Method Evaluations Link to external Web site, National Science Foundation, was initiated to provide more information on qualitative techniques and discuss how they can be combined effectively with quantitative measures. This handbook is aimed at users who need practical, rather than technically sophisticated, information about evaluation methodology.

Approaches for Evaluating the NRC Resident Research Associateship Program at NIST Link to external Web site, The National Academies Press, the NRC Resident Research Associateship Program at NIST provides 2-year temporary appointments for outstanding scientists and engineers. This book describes program applicants and awardees and offers suggestions for an in-depth assessment of career outcomes.

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Link to external Web site
The following GAO documents can be ordered by telephone at 202-512-6000 or by mail to U.S. Government Accountability Office, P.O. Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013. Some can also be read online or downloaded as PDF files from GAO’s Web site.


This page last reviewed on December 12, 2012