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ERIC Number: EJ791773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Using Program Theory-Driven Evaluation Science to Crack the Da Vinci Code
Donaldson, Stewart I.
New Directions for Evaluation, n106 p65-84 Sum 2005
Program theory-driven evaluation science uses substantive knowledge, as opposed to method proclivities, to guide program evaluations. It aspires to update, clarify, simplify, and make more accessible the evolving theory of evaluation practice commonly referred to as theory-driven or theory-based evaluation. The evaluator in this chapter provides a realistic account of the actions he would take to provide external evaluation services using the program theory-driven evaluation science approach in order to make school improvements at the Bunche-Da Vinci Learning Partnership Academy. His goal was to be as authentic and realistic as possible about proposing a plan to evaluate this complex program within the confines of everyday, real-world evaluation practice. (Contains 2 figures.)
Jossey Bass. Available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Tel: 800-825-7550; Tel: 201-748-6645; Fax: 201-748-6021; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A