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Four Levels of Evaluation by Donald Kirkpatrick

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Why the Four Levels?

In today's global, competitive environment, there's no question that we need to evaluate—and prove the value of—our training programs. That, of course, is easier said than done. Fortunately, the four-level evaluation model simplifies what can be a complex process.

While it may seem like the four-level evaluation model has been around forever, this now-standard method of evaluation wasn't introduced until 1959 in a series of four articles published in ASTD's Training and Development Journal.

Despite the current popularity of this model, many new and seasoned practitioners still question how to use the four levels:

● What are the four levels?

● What resources are necessary, and do I have them available?

● Which programs should ...

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