Agents and Specialists are required to teach and evaluate at least one educational program during the year. Evaluation can be done using a tool provided with the curriculum or designed using information on this site.
Specific subject matter evaluation tools designed for signature programs are available on the each Program Team website.
While there are many theories and models for the study of evaluation, the NDSU Extension Service has adopted the Kirkpatrick Model as its framework for evaluation.
Kirkpatrick Model: 4 levels of Evaluation
- Evaluation Summary Card
- Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation in Detail
- Bloom's Taxonomy of Action Verbs (MS Word)
- Bloom's Revised Taxonomy - Kansas Effective Practices Toolkit, used with permission
- How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century
- The Kirkpatrick Model: Past, Present, and Future
Self Study: Evaluating Extension Programs
The following clips were recorded by Dr. Myron Eighmy, Professor in the School of Education at North Dakota State University.
Review each recording and then use the samples provided to draft your evaluation tools.
- Why Evaluate?(.51 min)
- (1.35 min.)
- Level 1: Reaction or Satisfaction (3.22 min.)
- Level 2: Learning (6.47 min.)
- Level 3: Behavior Change (5:19 min.)
- Level 4: Impact (4.25 min.)
- Planning Your Evaluation: The Ripple Effect (3.19 min.)
Sample Questions for Each Level
Assessing Learning Outcomes: Design for Learning, Dr. Debra Gebeke, NDSU Extension Service
- This powerpoint accompanies Design for Learning course offered annually by a four-state consortium (North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska)
Effective Adult Learning: A Toolkit for Teaching Adults - Developed by Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health, University of Washington in partnership with The Network for Public Health Law
Effective Presentations: A Toolkit for Engaging an Audience - Developed by Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health, University of Washington in partnership with The Network for Public Health Law
Writing an Impact Report
The NDSU Extension Service requires everyone to submit one Impact Report, based on a level 2-3 or higher evaluation. Specific instructions on writing Impact Reports are found on this recording below.
Research seeks to prove
Evaluation seeks to improve.
----Michael Quinn Patton