ERIC Number: ED206689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Utilization Frameworks for Evaluation Reporting.
Haenn, Joseph F.; Owens, Thomas R.
Two utilization and implementation frameworks (known as Knowledge Production Utilization (KPU) frameworks) are related to the planning and reporting aspects of an evaluation: the Dissemination Analysis Group (DAG) model and; the Halland Loucks' Level of Use Scale (LoU). This comparison is set against a background wherein literature is reviewed to exemplify how such frameworks can be used to modify current practices, relate evaluation to the needs of the user, create demand, facilitate cooperation, target reporting, and increase utilization of evaluation. The four levels of dissemination--spread, exchange, choice and implementation--which constitute the DAG model, are detailed. This is followed by an outline of eight levels of utilization on the LoU Scale: non-use orientation, preparation, mechanical use, routine, refinement, integration and renewal. A comparison of the two models is presented in terms of evaluator role, evaluation reporting methods, and their respective strengths and weaknesses. It is suggested that the DAG model helps to focus the levels at which evaluation reports are disseminated, and the LoU Scale can be successfuly used to identify evaluator roles and reporting techniques most appropriate during different stages of evaluation maturity. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: NTS Research Corp., Durham, NC.
Identifiers: Dissemination Analysis Group Model; Evaluation Utilization; Knowledge Production and Utilization; Levels of Use Scale (Hall and Louck)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).