Outcome-Based Evaluation by Robert L. Schalock

By Robert L. Schalock

Outcome-based evaluate maintains to play a significant function within the higher box of coverage research and speaks to the desires and pursuits of directors, scholars, policymakers, funders, shoppers, and educators. In a thoroughgoing revision of the 1st variation of this vintage textual content and reference, released by way of Plenum in 1995, the writer broadens the insurance from his prior emphasis on developmental disabilities to incorporate different components of human and social provider supply equivalent to schooling, well-being, psychological well-being, getting older, substance abuse, and corrections.

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There are a number of advantages to performance assessment (Drucker, Program Evaluation 21 1994; Kane, Bartlett, & Potthoff, 1995; Price Waterhouse, 1993). First, it enhances public accountability. While publicizing performance evaluation can be threatening to some, the public use of measurement data is one of the strongest benefits of a good measurement system. Reporting organization outcomes can stimulate a much greater interest on the part of the public and can result in an even greater emphasis on quality.

Study Questions 1. What are the four types of outcome-based evaluation? Give examples. 2. Define outcome-based evaluation and compare it with other approaches to pro- gram evaluation discussed in the chapter. 3. 2. Generate a 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. list of specific outcomes for each of the matrix cells for an education, health care, and social service program with which you are familiar. What is the difference between performance measurement and value assessment? Assume the role of an evaluation producer.

Remember that effectiveness evaluation is the extent to which a program meets its stated goals and objectives. 1 as a guide. What is methodological pluralism? Why is it important in outcome-based evaluation? What is formative feedback? 3 can be used in a program evaluation. Give examples of triangulation, complementarity, and initiation. How are these three techniques related to mixed-method evaluations? Find examples in the literature that reflect the two evaluation needs felt today–to demonstrate increased accountability and continuous improvement.

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