Evaluation Utilization: 15 Years Perspective within a Single Organization, or "Do They Pay Any Attention to Us?"

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Evaluation is a form of action research and is committed to creating change in the evaluated process by offering applicable recommendations. Evaluation shares a fundamental question with many intervention actions: "Do they really bring about change?" Evaluation utilization, or EU, is essential in order to create those changes. However, numerous studies have shown that non-utilization and under-utilization are more common then effective utilization of evaluation. We will examine some of the leading EU concepts in today’s professional literature, such as Conclusion-oriented versus Decision-oriented EU, cognitive EU, motivational EU, behavioral EU, etc. We will address the question of EU boundaries – the time frame in which EU should be examined and potential EU clients. We will also outline some of the major factors influencing EU and will present a case study of long term EU perspective in an educational organization that has an internal evaluation unit which has been active for almost 15 years, and has been struggling with EU for as long as that.

Keywords: Evaluation, Evaluation Utilization, Conlclusion-Oriented, Decision-Oriented, Education, Karev, After school program
Stream: Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Ari Neuman

Evaluation unit
shorashim, Israel

I Received my Ph.D. from Department of Education in the Ben Gurion University in Israel in 2003. Interested in Program Evaluation and practicing it for 10 years. Now I am working as an Evaluator for the "Karev Program for Educational Involvement" and as co-maneger of "Muvanim – Evaluation Team". I am amember of "The Center for Futurism in Education" in the Ben Gurion University

Neria Shahor

Affiliation not supplied
shorashim, Israel

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