Planning your evaluation is critical to having a successful evaluation. Evaluation planning provides an opportunity to focus your evaluation on things that are most critical for you and your stakeholders to understand about your program. Evaluation planning should be conducted as part of overall program planning so that evaluation is built into your program from the beginning.
Evaluation Planning Resources
CDC Framework for Program Evaluation. This framework guides public health professionals in program evaluation. It is a practical, non-prescriptive tool designed to summarize and organize essential elements of program evaluation. The framework includes steps in program evaluation practice and standards for effective program evaluation. The steps and standards of this framework will provide an understanding of each program's context and improve how program evaluations are conceived and conducted.
- Selecting an Evaluation Consultant [pdf 200K]
- Gaining Consensus Among Stakeholders Through the Nominal Group Technique [pdf 172K]
- Developing Process Evaluation Questions [pdf 140K]
Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan
Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan [pdf 2.5M] is a workbook developed by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion that includes tools and resources on developing an evaluation plan.
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