ERIC Number: EJ1161380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Toward the Development of Reporting Standards for Evaluations
Montrosse-Moorhead, Bianca; Griffith, James C.
American Journal of Evaluation, v38 n4 p577-602 Dec 2017
This article first makes a case for the need to establish evaluation reporting standards, support for which is rooted in the growing demand for professionalization, in the growing meta evaluation literature, and in growing efforts to develop reporting standards for inquiry efforts. Then, a case is made for a particular set of such standards introduced in this article--the CHecklist for Evaluation-Specific Standards (CHESS). In doing so, this article outlines the process used and presents the resulting checklist and associated standards, which are defined as the minimum, evaluation-specific elements that must be reported to make judgments about the quality of the evaluation. This article also describes a few of the categories to offer illustrative information to help readers better understand and consider the usefulness of the proposed checklist. A discussion of CHESS, including challenges and next steps, is also included.
Descriptors: Standard Setting, Evaluation, Accountability, Research Reports, Check Lists, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Minimum Competencies, Evaluation Methods, Adoption (Ideas), Guidelines
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