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Specify Evaluative Criteria

Assistant Professor Robyn Thomas Pitts, an ISEE co-chair was part of an endeavor to create a learning activity for specifying evaluative criteria. These materials outline concrete strategies for (1) identifying evaluative criteria from sources like project proposals, key informant interviews, and extant data, and, (2) critically analyzing how the process of criteria selection and the choice of different criteria affect the design, findings, and implications of an evaluation study. In these materials, we provide resources for novice learners to practice engaging in this type of thinking, including a learning case, editable handouts, and quick guides for instructors and individual learners. 

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Check Your Criteria List for Completeness

Once you've specified your criteria, check your list of criteria for completeness to increase its defensibility using the Values Identification Matrix, developed by Mathea Roorda.


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Evaluator Competency Self-Assessment

An ISEE research group, in collaboration with the Australian Evaluation Society (AES), has produced a free online evaluator competency self-assessment using an updated version of the AES Evaluator's Professional Learning Competency Framework. 

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