ERIC Number: EJ792339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 2
Nurturing Professional Growth: A Peer Review Model for Independent Evaluators
Bond, Sally L.; Ray, Marilyn L.
New Directions for Evaluation, n111 p109-113 Fall 2006
There has been a recent groundswell of support in the American Evaluation Association's Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group (IC TIG) for evaluating evaluators' work just as evaluators evaluate the work of their clients. To facilitate this self-evaluation, the IC TIG elected to create a peer review process that focuses on written evaluation products. Through participation in the resulting peer review model, evaluation colleagues engage in constructive and respectful critiques of their peers' evaluation reports. The process affirms strengths in written communication and identifies areas for growth. The authors are the principal architects and cochairs of the IC TIG Peer Review; they discuss the unique needs of independent evaluators for professional feedback and describe the model they have designed to work in the context of a community of independent evaluators. Other communities of independent evaluators may find this model or a variation of it useful for their own professional development.
Descriptors: Evaluators, Peer Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Models, Standards, Feedback (Response), Incentives, Context Effect, Interprofessional Relationship, Research Reports, Technical Writing
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