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Program Evaluation KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Program Evaluation KnowledgeBaseis an online resource aiding education professionals in understanding the basics of project evaluation in order to properly assess projects and programs. It is organized around three elements to assist educators with their program evaluation.

Task 2: Use Data to Make Adjustments

Guideline: The implementation of the evaluation recommendations is a cyclical process involving Planning - Doing - Checking - Acting. Acting on the results is the critical element in achieving improvement. Data based decision making is a tool to utilize in determining what adjustments to the methods and strategies are necessary. Instead of "firing before aiming" using data in their decision making enables school leaders to "aim before they fire."


Balanced Scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard is a useful tool to monitor implementation of the school improvement plan. Developed for business enterprises in the early 90s, the concept can be adapted for schools. Principals will find the concept helpful in overseeing many activities when limited time to do so. The document includes a suggested balanced scorecard planning template.

Stop-Start-Continue Worksheet

This activity adapted from "A How To Guide For School Business Partnerships" is designed to help decision makers define what is and is not working within a project and what changes should be made to the plan.  The Stop-Start-Continue Worksheet can be found on page 19.

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