All staff 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 Program Team website.
While there are many theories and models for the study of evaluation, the NDSU Extension Service is making every effort to train staff in two specific approaches:
Kirkpatrick Model: 4 levels of Evaluation
Participatory Evaluation: Engaging the learner in evaluation.
- Evaluation on a Shoestring - (MS PowerPoint) presented by Dr. Jean King
- Summary Chart of Interactive Strategies - (handout) by Dr. Jean King
- Bloom's Taxonomy of Action Verbs(MS Word)
These approaches provide a basic foundation for staff as the NDSU Extension Service moves forward to providing sound evaluation data for all programs.
Research seeks to prove.
Evaluation seeks to improve.
----Michael Quinn Patton