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

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ARTICULATING CORE VALUES OF PROGRAMS AND SOLUTIONS

In the evaluation's definition, the term value refers to the range of ideals held by stakeholders and society. The CIPP model calls for the evaluator and client to identify and clarify the values that will guide particular evaluations. Stufflebeam (2003) suggests that all evaluations should begin with the clear articulation of core values associated with any program or solution. Each of the four types of evaluations (context, input, process, and product evaluation) has a reciprocal relationship with a particular evaluative focus: goals, plans, actions, and outcomes:

  • The goal-setting focus elicits questions related to a context evaluation, which provides information for validating or improving ...

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