Accession Number : ADA258149


Title :   Evaluating Training and Educational Programs: A Review of the Literature


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 1988-Nov 1991


Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Mattoon, Joseph S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258149.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : A review of the literature was conducted to describe the field of program evaluation, to identify useful sources of information on this topic, and to outline concepts and methodologies that have been proposed for planning and conducting evaluations. The failures of early program evaluations led to new organizations that attempted to clarify the field and improve the effectiveness of evaluators. Several sources of information on program evaluation are recommended reading for those who are preparing to conduct evaluation activities. Since the 1960s, evaluation researchers have expanded the concept and definition of program evaluation and have assembled a substantial number of new methods, tools, and strategies that are valuable to practitioners. The most promising predictor of success of program evaluation is proper planning. Evaluators should work closely with program decision makers and sponsors from the planning stage throughout the life of the program. Formative evaluation should be conducted throughout the life of the program. Summative measures should be conducted on programs only after they have become fully operational. Contract monitoring, Program evaluation, Training programs, Evaluation, Program management, Program assessment, Training evaluation.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *TRAINING , ORGANIZATIONS , STRATEGY , TOOLS , PLANNING , NUMBERS , READING , WORK , FAILURE , MONITORING , CONTRACTS , MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE