Planning Evaluations for DRK-12 Design Projects: An Evaluative Framework Using Evidence-Centered Design (Large-Scale Assessment Technical Report 5)

Evaluation work is presented and discussed in terms of evaluative requirements from the National Science Foundation, and in terms of five fundamental issues that undergird practical program evaluation: social programming, knowledge construction, valuing, knowledge use, and evaluation practice.  The report moves through six phases of evaluative work: (1) a logic modeling process, (2) definition of evaluative focus areas, (3) clarification of evaluative questions, (4) design of the evaluation plan, (5) collection and analysis of data, and (6) provision of evaluative information to stakeholders.  Rationales for design decisions made in the context of this evaluation are provided and discussed, and process options are laid out for designers of similar evaluations.