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Evaluator Competencies: Standards for the Practice of Evaluation in Organizations

ISBN: 978-0-7879-9599-7
300 pages
March 2008, Jossey-Bass
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Evaluator Competencies, based on research conducted by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibspti¨) identifies the competencies needed by those undertaking evaluation efforts in organizational settings. Classified into domains, these evaluator competencies have been rigorously validated, and are accompanied by practical descriptions in the form of performance statements associated with each competency. The authors discuss the challenges and obstacles in conducting such evaluations within dynamic, changing organizations, and provide methods and strategies for putting these competencies to use.
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Table of Contents

Tables, Exhibit, and Figures.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

Introduction.

PART I: THE IBSTPI(R) EVALUATOR COMPETENCIES: DEVELOPMENT, INTERPRETATION, AND APPLICATION.

1. The Practice of Evaluation in Organizations.

2. In Search of Evaluator Competencies.

3. ibstpi(r) Evaluator Competencies and Their Development.

4. Discussion and Analysis of the Evaluator Domains and Competencies.

5. Use of the Evaluator Competencies.

PART II: THE IBSTPI(R) EVALUATOR COMPETENCIES: VALIDATION.

6. Some Foundational Research.

7. The Validation Research.

8. Future Directions.

References.

Appendixes.

A. ibstpi(r) and Its History.

B. Glossary.

C. Evaluation Tools and Approaches.

D. Annotated Bibliography.

E. Professional Associations for Evaluators.

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Author Information

Darlene F. Russ-Eft, Ph.D., is associate professor in the Department of Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership within the College of Education at Oregon State University. Marcie J. Bober, Ph.D., is professor in and chair of the Department of Educational Technology at San Diego State University. Ileana de la Teja, Ph.D., is associate professor and researcher at Tele-University, the distance university of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Marguerite Foxon, Ph.D., is a highly respected evaluation and performance improvement specialist who brings 25 years of experience in managing large-scale evaluation and global leadership development programs in Australia and the United States.

Tiffany A. Koszalka, Ph.D., is associate professor of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation within the School of Education at Syracuse University.

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Reviews

“It was an inspiring, thought-provoking read and extremely useful for evaluators within and, I believe, beyond organizations… The book makes a valuable and significant contribution to the professionalization of the field of evaluation.”
—Brigitte Maicher, American Journal of Evaluation

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