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evaluation

(programming)
1. Converting an expression into a value using some reduction strategy.

2. The process of examining a system or system component to determine the extent to which specified properties are present.

evaluation

a practice aimed at assessing worth or value, particularly of projects and services. The process can be viewed as objectively measuring value using quasi-scientific methods (see PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, AUDIT) or conversely, more subjectively-orientated reports and commentaries, especially drawing on QUALITATIVE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES. A further distinction can be drawn between evaluation which takes place during the lifetime of a programme, with the aim of improving the way in which it operates (see FORMATIVE EVALUATION) and evaluation that takes place at the end of a project or fixed period of time, and retrospectively states how well it has performed (see SUMMATIVE EVALUATION). The need for accountability -including evaluation – has increased as a result of THATCHERISM e.g. the introduction of the PURCHASER PROVIDER SPLIT, especially in welfare services formerly provided by the public sector.

evaluation

The process of assessing capabilities and the suitability of an aircraft, weapons, systems, or equipment under consideration, including comparing it with similar equipment for procurement purposes.
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for subjective outcome evaluations, and 54 percent versus 26 percent for
via the subjective outcome evaluation approach based on the perspective of the program participants.
In these cases experimental outcome evaluation is much more difficult.
Calling attention to areas that facilitate high functioning of a program paves the way for effective outcome evaluation by specifying approaches and procedures that raise the probability of program success.
In 1996 the Center for School Mental Health Assistance (CSMHA) convened a panel of national experts to establish the rationale for outcome evaluations of school mental health programs and to explore issues related to this process.
Developing a multi-agency outcome evaluation system for children's services: Lessons learned.
Determine if the necessary data is in place to conduct an outcome evaluation and if there is a comparison or control group that can be identified;
The new guidelines will help bring-in the concept of outcome evaluation to improve the delivery of public goods and services to the citizens.
A research team from the University of South Carolina conducted a three-year process, implementation and outcome evaluation.
An outcome evaluation revealed that: (1) girls' attitudes and achievement increased in the areas of science and mathematics; (2) teachers developed effective pedagogical habits through reflective dialogue concerning their conception of equitable practice; (3) preservice teachers became aware of effective instructional strategies in science and mathematics; and (4) families increased their awareness of science and mathematics.
to design the survey in such a way that will allow boosts to the number of participants surveyed or additional questions for particular operations (where the design of that operation~s outcome evaluation will require a larger quantity of data and / or questions not covered by the main survey);
The third biennial outcome evaluation of the state of Washington's workforce development system analyzed the results of nine of the state's largest workforce development programs plus employer-provided training for participants who left programs from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998.