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Steps for a program evaluation

There are six evaluation steps to think about as you plan your intervention and evaluation. The evaluation steps are [6]:

  1. “Engage stakeholders
  2. Describe the program
  3. Focus the evaluation design
  4. Gather credible evidence
  5. Justify conclusions
  6. Ensure use and share lessons learned”

The next chapters will go through these steps in more detail, but it is helpful to have a framework or overview to think about before you begin planning. Applying the Utility, Feasibility, Accuracy, and Propriety evaluation standards discussed in the first chapter to these steps can help ensure that your evaluation is rigorous and thorough.

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