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Performance Evaluation: Proven Approaches for Improving Program and Organizational Performance by Ingrid Guerra-López

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CHAPTER 3

OVERVIEW OF EXISTING EVALUATION MODELS

This chapter briefly reviews six classic evaluation models that are not considered in detail in this book. It then establishes the five models discussed in the following chapters in Part Two. Finally, it offers guidance on how to select an appropriate evaluation model for a given evaluation task, including a list of conceptual questions and a list of reflective questions that can be asked about any evaluation.

The professional literature on evaluation and its many contributors and concepts is extensive, and excellent sources of evaluation models already exist (Fitzpatrick, Sanders, & Worthen, 2004; Stufflebeam & Shinkfield, 2007). The selection presented in this chapter is not meant to replicate ...

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