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“It has hitherto been supposed that the four men who were in the dinghy perished, but this is incorrect. I have the best of evidence for this assertion: I was one of the four men.”
H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau


Evaluation 101 – A brief description of evaluation and how we go through the process.

The following slide shows were prepared for Education and Outreach Professionals. They provide an introduction to the concepts involved in designing evaluation plans to inform the development and implementation of a project, as well as evaluate the impact.




  • Evaluation Plans: More Than Goals and Objectives

Evaluation Plans

Objective: To understand the components of a basic EPO plan.

Essential Question: What does each of the components in a basic EPO evaluation plan contribute to the project?


  • Introduction to Logic Models

Introduction to Logic Models

Objective: To understand the purpose and format of each component of a logic model.

Essential Question: How do you use a logic model to capture how your project will achieve results?


  • Types of Evaluation: Data Collection for Needs Assessment, Ongoing Feedback and Evidence of Impact

Types of Evaluation

Objective: To describe the purpose and data collection for three types of evaluation – front-end, formative, and summative.

Essential Question: How does each type of evaluation contribute to the project?


  • Choosing and Using Evaluators

Choosing and Using Evaluators

Objective: Become aware of the role of an external evaluator.

Essential Question: What should you consider when choosing and using an evaluator for your project?