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ERIC Number: EJ882006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Evaluability Assessment: Laying the Foundation for Effective Evaluation of a Community College Retention Program
McKinney, Lyle
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n4 p299-317 2010
Before devoting institutional dollars to a full-scale program evaluation that may be costly and time intensive, a preevaluation strategy known as evaluability assessment can be used to determine whether a program meets the minimal preconditions necessary for the results of a full-scale evaluation to be meaningful and useful to college decisionmakers. The aim of this study was to familiarize institutional researchers and program evaluators at community colleges with evaluability assessment and its merit as a component of effective evaluation practices. In presenting an evaluability assessment of a community college retention program targeting African-American males, the goal was to illustrate a real-world application of this strategy that can serve as a helpful resource for institutional researchers seeking to improve the effectiveness of evaluation efforts at their respective institutions. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A