EVALUATION: GENERAL

- What is Appropriate Evaluation?

- Benchmarking in the Evaluation Context.

- Internalized Self Evaluation

- Capacity Building by weaving evaluation into the Visioning and
Strategic Planning: Examples from South Australia.


- Development of program evaluation in Australia and the Australasian Evaluation Society - the early decades.

- Evaluation of Competency Based Management Training and the Frontline Management Initiative (FMI) in the Public Sector.

- Evaluation of Organizational Learning Intervention and Communities of Practice.

- The Historical Perspectives on Evaluation Project.

EVALUATION: AUSTRALASIAN EVALUATION SOCIETY

- A History of Program Evaluation in Australia and New Zealand.

- Development of Program Evaluation in Australia and the Australasian Evaluation Society - the early decades.

- Appendix A: Chronology of Key Events pertaining to Program Evaluation in Australia

- The Histroical Perspectives on Evaluation Project.

- Editorial: Where have we come from? Why are we different? An introduction to the AES "Historical Perspectives on Evaluation" project.

EVALUATION: GOAL ATTAINMENT SCALING

- Outcome Measurement in SAAP Funded Services.

- Goal Attainment Scaling Workshop 1.

- Goal Attainment Scaling Workshop 2.

- Roundtable: Goal Attainment Scaling.

- AES 2008 Roundtable Discussion: Goal Attainment Scaling.

 

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A DRAFT VIEW OF HOW STRATEGIC EVALUATION SHOULD LINK:
PROGRAM EVALUATION and PERSONNEL EVALUATION IN THE CONTEXT OF FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE PURPOSES & AGM & BUDGET CYCLES
Strategic Evaluation Diagram

from Sharp, C.A. 1998 “Strategic Evaluation: Beyond the Balanced Scorecard for Corporate Governance” refereed paper presented at the ANZAM 1998 International Conference, Adelaide, December 8th 1998;

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Sharp, C.A. 1998 “Strategic Evaluation: Performance in the Service of Corporate Governance” AES International Evaluation Conference Paper - Pages 872 to 892 Conference Proceedings, Volume 2,

 

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Australian Youth Foundation’s S.T.A.R.T. Model

An example of Strategic Evaluation through: Na-Ga-Sa-T Needs Assessment-Goal Attainment-Satisfaction Attainment-Transferability for Basic Accountability, Design, Conduct, & Evaluation of Projects

 

START Diagram

(from: AYF & Sharp, C.A., 1996 S.T.A.R.T. - Do-It-Yourself Evaluation Manual. Sydney:
Australian Youth Foundation, Figure 2, p. 10)

GOALS

Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS)

A self-evaluation technique for combining qualitative & quantitative data in a 5 point scale of expected outcomes stated as:

+2 Much more than expected outcome
+1 More than expected outcome
0 Expected outcome
-1 Less than expected outcome
-2 Much less than expected outcome

Dr Sharp has been developing applications of GAS since 1984 in fields such as: rehabilitation, children’s & family services, environmental impact evaluation and human service evaluation.

Malavazos, M. & Sharp, C.A. 1997 “Goal Attainment Scaling: Environmental impact evaluation in the upstream petroleum industry” pp. 332 - 340.

Sharp, C.A. 1997 “Goal Attainment Scaling in Validation Therapy for elderly disoriented people: An evaluation or a facilitation?” pp. 480 - 487.

Sharp, C.A. & Baulderstone, J. 1997 “Outcome measures as performance indicators in the contracting out of services”, pp. 104 -110. Workshop: AES 2003 International Evaluation Conference, Auckland “Organisational Governance and D.E.S.E.R.T. (c) (Directors’ Effectiveness Self-Evaluation Research Tool)”

Kiresuk, T.J., Smith, A., & Cardillo, J.E. (ed.s) 1994 Goal Attainment Scaling: Applications, Theory, and Measurement. Hillsdale, New Jersey, Lawrence Erlbaum.

Strategic Evaluation Test

Q. Are the evaluations in your organisation used in Board level monitoring of performance?

Q. Does your organisation’s Audit Committee request & use NON-Financial evaluations?

Q. Has the Board of your organisation taken action to assure that the organisation has the capacity to achieve its objectives AND to evaluate its performance?

Q. Does your organisation have an ‘Evaluative Culture’?
(i.e.. a “learning organisation” with the tools & commitment to evaluate its own performance, not just for conformance but also for its commitment to excellence & continuous improvement) Does your organisation have a clear vision of that these terms mean for its performance, or for its clients?

If you answer (carefully) yes to most of these questions - you may not need our help. But how does your organisation rate on our
Organisational Evaluation Capability Hierarchy?

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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