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summative (or objective-oriented) evaluation

a retrospective review of how well an project or organization has performed (either after the programme has been completed or at set time intervals), enabling summary statements and judgements to be made. This approach often utilizes criteria against which achievements can be compared, e.g. an organization's performance can be measured against its aims and objectives, by measuring inputs and outputs, by using PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, comparing a similar organization or contrasting benefits accrued to beneficiaries with a control group. Summative or objective-oriented evaluation can be subdivided into ‘process evaluation’, which examines the use of inputs (such as time and money); and ‘outcome evaluation’, which considers the effectiveness of the outcome. See EVALUATION and FORMATIVE EVALUATION.
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The summative evaluation process for teachers should have real consequences that result in improvement or reassignment to noninstructional tasks.
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Every summative evaluation defines a cut-off point above which students are deemed to have passed and below which they are deemed to have failed.
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Summative evaluation emphasizes end of unit appraisal.
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The new study, "Summative Evaluation of the Ready to Learn Initiative," was conducted by Education Development Center (EDC; www.edc.org) and SRI International (www.
As with formative research, the summative evaluation of Panwapa's impact took place across countries that were diverse in their cultures and languages.