Program Evaluation

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Structured Approaches to Evaluation

Programme for International Student Assessment

In addition to the links provided on the course menu, you might find these sources useful in establishing standards for your evaluation project:

Jim Collins' website, author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and others Don't. has on-line courses (for free with registration) and numerous articles on most current quality/performance models, including balanced scorecard, Kaizen, Six Sigma, etc.

The W. Edwards Deming Institute

The Malcom Baldrige Award

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The Kaizen Institute

Texas Performance Review (includes standardized Community College Performance Audits)

Also see the National Governor's Association Center for Best Practices and state evaluation websites for models:

U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) [U.S. Government]


Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) [State of Florida]


Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) [State of Mississippi]


Program Evaluation Division (PED) [State of North Carolina]


Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) [State of Tennessee]


Legislative Budget Board (LBB): Agency Performance Reviews [State of Texas]


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