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Program Evaluation KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Program Evaluation KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in understanding the basics of project evaluation in order to properly assess projects and programs. It is organized around three elements to assist educators with their program evaluation.

Task 2: Interpret the Data

Guideline: When interpreting collected data do so within the context of the evaluation questions. Depending on the scope, complexity of the data analysis and available in-house expertise it may be necessary to acquire external statistical assistance to aid with the interpretation. External assistance may be particularly useful if the program being evaluated stirs emotions among the stakeholders.




Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice

This American Statistical Association document encourages ethical and effective statistical work.

Practical tips


Representation of Data

Edward Tufte, author of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, suggests several practices to consider to assure the accurate representation of visual data.

Statistics Every Writer Should Know

This resource describes in "plain English, some basic concepts in statistics that every writer should know."



Justify Conclusions

This program evaluation guidance from the Centers for Disease Control suggests five elements to follow when justifying conclusions based on the evidence provided. Though intended for the public health environment the content may be of interest to educators.