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

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STRENGTHS AND LIMITATIONS

The CIPP model has the following strengths and limitations.

Strengths

  • The model was not designed with any specific program or solution in mind; thus, it can be easily applied to multiple evaluation situations.
  • Its comprehensive approach to evaluation can be applied from program planning to program outcomes and fulfillment of core values.
  • The model is well established and has a long history of applicability.

Limitations

  • The model could be said to blur the line between evaluation and other investigative processes such as needs assessment.
  • It is not as widely known and applied in the performance improvement field as other models.

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