Evaluability Assessment

Evaluability assessment is one of my areas of interest, so I’m including references to my work here. I’m excited about the current practice and potential of evaluability assessment and would love to hear about your evaluability assessment experiences, questions, and ideas.

Mike Trevisan and I wrote a book on evaluability assessment, published by SAGE in 2014:

EA AT AEA 2014

My favorite “summary” of current evaluability assessment practice and benefits is from an aea365 blog post Mike and I wrote:

We’ve gotten some good press about the book through reviews and citations:

We’ve conducted workshops and presentations on evaluability assessment:

  • Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2017, April). Evaluability assessment and program complexity. Workshop presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society annual conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2016, November). Evaluability assessment for UNFPA programs: Power and potential. Three-day invited workshop at the United Nations Population Fund, New York, NY.
  • Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (2016, October). Using evaluability assessment to address program complexity. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Trevisan, M. S, & Walser, T. M. (2015, September). Evaluability assessment for counselors. Working group presentation at the International Association for Counselling annual conference, Verona, Italy.
  • Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2014, October). Evaluability assessment: What, why, and how. Professional development workshop presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Denver, CO.
  • Walser, T. M. (2014, October). The utility of evaluability assessment in higher education. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Denver, CO.
  • Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2014, October). Evaluability assessment for engineering educators. Professional development workshop presented at the Frontiers in Engineering Education annual conference, Madrid, Spain.
  • Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2014, August). Evaluability assessment: Why, when and how. Workshop presented at the Claremont Evaluation Center’s Professional Development Workshop Series in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
  • Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (2014, June). Evaluability assessment thesis and dissertation studies: Implications for the teaching of evaluation. Paper presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society annual conference, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Walser, T. M. (2013, October). Evaluability assessment of a professional development system partnership: A study of process use. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Washington, DC.
  • Trevisan, M. S., & Walser, T. M. (2013, August). Evaluability assessment: Why, when and how. Workshop presented at the Claremont Evaluation Center’s Professional Development Workshop Series in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

We’re also busy writing and publishing articles on evaluability assessment:

  • Walser, T. M., & Trevisan, M. S. (2016). Evaluability assessment thesis and dissertation studies in graduate professional degree programs: Review and recommendations. American Journal of Evaluation, 37(1), 118-138.
  • Walser, T. M. (2015). Evaluability assessment in higher education: Supporting continuous improvement, accountability, and a culture of assessment. Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, 5(1), 58-77.

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