|Topic 11: Outcomes Assessment Techniques|
|Faculty Team Members:||Consultants:|
|Linda Oliva - UMBC||Steve Steele - AACC|
|Angel Clark Burba - Howard CC||Nate Calloway - UMUC|
|Margo Chaires - PGCC|
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~ Steve Steele, Program Outcomes Assessment Techniques: Overview and Examples, FOTTC PowerPoint Presentation
~ The ABCD Model for Writing Objectives, Word document
~ Kirkpatrick, Donald L., "Evaluating training programs The 4 levels." Barrett-Koehlen Publishers, San Francisco, 1996. ISBN: 1-881052-85-0.
Donald Kirkpatrick developed a "simple" 4-level model for evaluating training programs in 1959. His model is the most used approach to evaluating training. This book utilizes case studies to illustrate his techniques. He goes well beyond simple reaction questionaires (i.e. "smile sheets") to help the reader discern where to focus to get the msot comprehensive evaluation.
~ Merwin, Sandra., "Evaluation: 10 Significant Ways for Measuring and Improving Training Impact." Resources for Organizations, Inc., 1992. ISBN: 1-56447-019-9.
This book demonstrates 1)How to choose your evaluation questions; 2)What evaluation techniques to choose in order to get information you need; 3)How evaluations can measure your training impact.
~ Waagen, Alice K., "Essentials for Evaluation." ASTD Info-line, May 1997, Issue 9705. http://www.astd.org
ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) publishes Info-line as a series of "how to" references on specific topics. A job aid is provided along with many references to articles, books and internet sites.