Practitioner Project: Evaluation Plan

Practitioner Project: Evaluation PlanOrder Description
Scholar-Practitioner Project: Evaluation Plan
Although many people view evaluation as something that is done once a project is complete, evaluation must actually be planned for well before a project starts in order to be executed properly and effectively. As the business consultant Steven Covey (2004) advocated, one essential ingredient in any venture is to “begin with the end in mind” (p. 95). This assignment provides you the opportunity to plan your SPP to facilitate effective evaluation in all its phases.
Because an evaluation plan is largely about people as much as paper, considerations such as stakeholder participation and cultural and ethical ramifications should be taken into account in any evaluation plan. This is why organizations such as the American Evaluation Association have developed standards for evaluation that include cultural competence and ethical practices.
By Day 7, submit a 5- to 7-page evaluation plan for your SPP that includes the following:
The four types of evaluation (formative, process, impact, and outcome) each of which includes the following:
Types of data to be collected (e.g., quantitative, qualitative)
Evaluators and stakeholders who would be involved
Goals of the evaluation
Your plan must demonstrate that you understand the following:
The differences between the types of evaluation
Ethical considerations related to evaluation
Cultural considerations related to evaluation
You will revise this to include Instructor feedback and following the parameters outlined on the SPP instructions for your SPP Project, which is due in Week 11.

Title of Assignment

PUBH 8475/HLTH 8475: Advanced Program Implementation and Evaluation

Student’s name

Winter Quarter, 2015

Dr. Jirina Foltysova

Walden University

Date assignment was submitted

• Instructor instructions are in red- delete them before the final submission.
• You must use this template!! Do not change the headings – including their numbers.
• Page limit: 9 pages not including title page and references
o You must stay within the page limit: In this class, students are required to keep the page limit so they can improve their writing skills – many grants, journals, clients have very strict page/word limits (submissions that are longer are often not accepted/admitted for review). So hopefully after this class, students will be better prepared for this challenge.
o Grading rule: for each additional page (over the page limit) 1-2 points are deducted – this rule is enforced so the grading is fair for all the students
• Main text : double-spaced; font: 12 Arial, APA format
• Tables/figures: single spaced, font: 12 Arial, APA format
• Tables and Figures: All Tables/Figures must have a title.
• APA:
o Do not rely on direct quotes- use of direct quotes is strongly discouraged. Instead student should paraphrase
o Direct quotes must be in “ ”
• Do not use bullet points in the academic text
• Do not use “I/my/we/our” in the academic text
• Self-Plagiarism: Work submitted in a different class is not permitted!!
• Due Day 7 Week 9
• Title page must be on page 1

1. Evaluation Stakeholders

This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) – describe the key evaluation stakeholders and their role in the program evaluation (summarize Table 1).

2) Table 1 (single spaced)

Table 1. Evaluation Stakeholders
Stakeholder Name Stakeholder Category Role in the Evaluation How and When to Engage
Who are the stakeholders for this evaluation
{Primary, secondary, tertiary} What role did they play in developing this individual evaluation plan How do you plan to engage these stakeholders when implementing the individual evaluation plan (e.g., participate in collecting data, help to interpret findings)
Page limit = 1 page
Section 1 must be on page 2

2. Evaluation Design

2.1. Purpose of the Evaluation

This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) (summarize Table 2).

2) Table 2 (single spaced)
Table 2. Evaluation Goals
Evaluation Purpose Evaluation Goal
Formative Evaluation What does this evaluation strive to achieve
Hint: There is a difference between program goals and evaluation goals. In this table describe the evaluation goals ONLY!!!
Process Evaluation
Impact Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation

Page limit = 0.5 page

2.2. Core Evaluation Questions
This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) – identify/describe questions you intend to answer through this evaluation (summarize Table 3).
2) Table 3 (single spaced)

Table 3. Evaluation Questions
Evaluation Purpose Evaluation Questions
Formative Evaluation What specific question do you intend to answer through this evaluation List only 1 question!!
Process Evaluation What specific question do you intend to answer through this evaluation List only 1 question!!
Impact Evaluation What specific question do you intend to answer through this evaluation List only 1 question!!
Outcome Evaluation What specific question do you intend to answer through this evaluation List only 1 question!!
Page limit = 0.5 page

Sections 2.1. and 2.2. must be on page 3
2.3 Data Collection
This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) (summarize Table 4).
2) Table 4 (single spaced)

Table 4. Evaluation Data Collection Strategy
Evaluation Purpose Evaluation Question Measures/Indicators Data Collection Method Source of Data
Formative Evaluation What specific question do you intend to answer through this evaluation

(You must use evaluation question from Table 3)
What are some measurable or observable elements that can tell you about the performance of what is being evaluated

List only 1 indicator/measure for each evaluation purpose What methods will be used to collect or acquire the data
List only 1 data collection method for each evaluation purpose From whom or from what will data be collected

Process Evaluation
Impact Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation

Page limit = 1 page
Section 2.3. must be on page 4
2.4. Data Analysis

This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) – provide information on how you will analyze your evaluation findings (summarize Table 5).
2) Table 5 (single spaced)

Table 5. Evaluation Data Analysis Strategy
Evaluation Purpose Measures/Indicators
Data Analysis Method
Formative Evaluation What are some measurable or observable elements that can tell you about the performance of what is being evaluated
(You must use indicators/measures from Table 4!!!)
What method will you use to analyze your data (e.g., descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and content analysis)
Be specific.

Process Evaluation
Impact Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation
Page limit = 1 page

Section 2.4. must be on page 5
2.5. Data Interpretation

In this section provide information on how you will interpret and justify your conclusions. For example: Who will you involve in drawing, interpreting, and justifying conclusions What are your plans to involve them in this process
Page limit = 0.5 page (double spaced)

2.6. Use

This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) – provide information on how evaluation findings will be used (summarize Table 6).
2) Table 6 (single spaced)
Table 6. Use of Evaluation Findings
Evaluation Purpose Use Stakeholders
Formative Evaluation How will evaluation findings be used Who is responsible for implementing evaluation recommendations
Process Evaluation
Impact Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation

Page limit = 0.5 page
Sections 2.5. and 2.6. must be on page 6

2.7 Communication

This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) – provide information on how evaluation findings will be communicated (summarize Table 7).
2) Table 7 (single spaced)
Table 7. Evaluation Communication Strategy
Stakeholder Name Reasons Communication Method
Which evaluation stakeholders will you communicate with

(You must use evaluation stakeholders from Table 1!!!)

Why will you communicate with evaluation stakeholders (e.g., update on status of evaluation, invite to meetings, and share interim or final findings)
What methods (e.g., in-person meetings, emails, written reports, presentations) will you use to communicate with evaluation stakeholders

Page limit = 1 page

Section 2.7. must be on page 7

3. Evaluation management

3.1. Evaluation Team

This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) – describe evaluation team roles and responsibilities (summarize Table 8).
2) Table 8 (single spaced)

Table 8. Evaluation Team
Individual Role Responsibilities
Who will implement this evaluation

Page limit = 1 page

Section 3.1. must be on page 8

3.2. Evaluation Timeline

This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) – Describe and justify the evaluation timeline (summarize Table 9).
2) Table 9 (single spaced)
Table 9. Evaluation Timeline
Major Milestones Due date
Such as : Draft Evaluation Proposal generated
Such as: Program Logic Model (or evaluation framework) generated

Page limit = 1 page
Section 3.2. must be on page 9

3.3. Evaluation Budget

This section must include:
1) Brief introduction (Double-spaced) – Describe and justify the evaluation budget (summarize Table 10).
2) Table 10 (single spaced)

Table 10. Evaluation Budget
Budget Items Cost

Page limit = 1 page
Section 3.3. must be on page 10

4. References

At least 5 references (five years old or younger)
References must follow APA guidelines:
• Only list sources you cite in your writing. Do not include sources you read but did not cite.
• Double-space your list and use a hanging indent for each reference.
• Organize your references alphabetically by the author’s last name.
• Do note bold the title of the list.
• Addition info: http://academicanswers.waldenu.edu/a.php qid=418146
Section 4. must start on page 11