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Evaluator Competencies: Standards for the Practice of Evaluation in Organizations

Evaluator Competencies: Standards for the Practice of Evaluation in Organizations

Darlene F. Russ-Eft, Marcie J. Bober, Ileana de la Teja, Marguerite Foxon, Tiffany A. Koszalka

ISBN: 978-0-787-99599-7

Mar 2008, Jossey-Bass

300 pages

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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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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.

“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