Evaluating Instruction

Major Concept:

There are two basic forms of evaluation:

1. Formative Evaluation - Are evaluation efforts that help you design and develop training systems.
2. Summative Evaluation - Is an evaluation conducted after a training system has been designed and developed..

Major Concept:

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation may be thought of as falling into the following categories:

Formative Evaluation
   Level 1 - Reactions
   Level 2 - Learning
Summative Evaluation
   Level 3 - Transfer
   Level 4 - Results

Important Links

What is formative evaluation?

Designing & Conducting Formative Evaluation - Power Point

What is summative evaluation?

Evaluation Handbook

Kirkpatricks Four Levels of Evaluation

ROI and Training

Productivity Model