Resources for Evaluation

This purpose of this page is to provide further information and resources in regards to the research culture and methods that are incorporated by the Office for Institutional Effectivenses.  Select a topic area for further listings.



1) OFIE Primary Evaluation Approach: Utilization-Focused Evaluation

2) Introduction To Evaluation

3) Culture And Evaluation

4) Other TCUP/Stem Evaluation Resources

5) Data Collection Methods In Evaluation

6) Evaluating Service Learning





Patton, M. Q. (2008). Utilization-focused evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.





Walcoodr, B. E. (2004). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Songs, Inc.


Callow-Heusser, C., Chapman, H.J., & Torres, R.T. (2005). Evidence: An essential toolPlanning for and gathering evidence using the design-implementation-outcomes (DIO) cycle of evidence. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. Retrieved from:


The Capacity Building for American Indians Project. (n.d.). Five steps to program

evaluation: A workbook. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2005). Introduction to program evaluation for

health programs: A self-study guide. Atlanta, GA: Author.


Coalition for Evidence-based Policy. (2005). Reporting the results of your study:  A user-friendly

guide for evaluators of educational programs and practices. Rockville, MD: What Works Clearinghouse


Ely, D. & Huberman, M. (1994). User-friendly handbook for project dissemination: Science,

mathematics, engineering, and technology education. Washington, DC: National Science Foundation

Fleischman, H.L., & Williams, L. (1996). An introduction to program evaluation for classroom

teachers. Arlington, VA: Development Associates, Inc.


Frechtling, J. (2002). The 2002 user-friendly handbook for project evaluation. Retrieved from:


Gajda, R. & Jewiss, J. (2004). Thinking about how to evaluate your program? These strategies

will get you started. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 9(8). Retrieved

July 21, 2009 from


Kao, U. (2006). Program evaluation overview: A conversation with Uyen H. Kao [PowerPoint].

Retrieved Feb 8, 2011 from


MacDonald, G., Garcia, D., Zaza, S., Schooley, M., Compton, D., Bryant, T., et al. (2006). Steps to a Healthier US Cooperative Agreement Program: Foundation elements for program evaluation planning, implementation, and use of findings. Preventing Chronic Disease Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, 3(1).


McNamara, C. (1998). Basic guide to program evaluation. Retrieved July 6, 2009, from:


Muraskin, L. (1993). Understanding evaluation: The way to better prevention programs.

Retrieved June 9, 2009 from:


Sharp, L. (1997). Evaluation design for the hypothetical project. In J. Frechtling & L. Sharp


(Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. Retrieved from:


Sharp, L. & Frechtling, J. (1997). Overview of the design process for mixed method evaluation.


In J. Frechtling & L. Sharp (Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. Retrieved from:


Silverstein, G. & Sharp, L. (1997). Reporting the results of mixed method evaluations. In


J. Frechtling & L. Sharp (Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. Retrieved from:


Treasury Board of Canada. (1998). Program evaluation methods: Measurement and

attribution of program results (3rd ed.). Ottawa: Program Evaluation Branch, Office of the Comptroller General


United States General Accounting Office. (2005). Performance measurement and evaluation:

Definitions and relationships. Washington, DC: Author


W.K. Kellogg Foundation. (1998). W.K. Kellogg evaluation handbook. Battle Creek, MI:






Adefuin, J., & Endo, T. (2003). Multicultural health evaluation: An annotated bibliography.

Woodland Hills, CA: California Endowment


Baugh, E.J., & Guion, L. (2006). Using culturally sensitive methodologies when researching

diverse cultures. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, (4).


Cowles, T. (2005). Ten strategies for enhancing multicultural competency in evaluation. The

Evaluation Exchange, 11(2), pp15, 19.


Hopson, R.K. (2003).  Overview of multicultural and culturally competent program

evaluation: Issues, challenges, and opportunities. Woodland Hills, CA: The California Endowment


Mertens, D.M., & Hopson, R.K. (2006). Advancing evaluation of STEM efforts through

attention to diversity and culture. In D. Huffman & F. Lawrenz (Eds.), Critical Issues in STEM Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation, No. 109 (pp. 35-51). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Periodicals


Peter, L., Christie, E., Cochran, M., Dunn, D., Elk, L., Fields, E., et al. (2003). Assessing the

impact of total immersion on Cherokee language revitalization: A culturally responsive,

participatory approach. In J. Reyhner (Ed.), Nurturing Native Languages. Flagstaff, AZ:

University of Northern Arizona Press. Retrieved July 7, 2009, from





Kim, J. & Crasco, L. (2008). Weaving Native knowledge into STEM teaching and learning at

tribal colleges and universities: A report based on TCUP self-evaluation templates (TSET). Norwood, MA: Systemic Research, Inc.


National Science Foundation. (2002). The cultural context of educational evaluation – A Native

American perspective: Workshop proceedings. Arlington, VA: Author


Kelly, W. E. (Ed.) (2008). Assessment in engineering programs: evolving best practices. Tallahassee, FL: Association for Institutional Research.

Journals in Evaluation

Advances in Program Evaluation

American Journal of Evaluation

Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Evaluation and Program Planning

Evaluation in Education and Human Services

New Directions for Evaluation

Studies in Educational Evaluation


Government Evaluation Mandate and Sample Evaluation Reports

U.S. Department of Education Evaluation Reports

Hawai’i Department of Education Student Assessment Section

National Science Foundation Evaluation related publications



5) Data Collection Methods in Evaluation



Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D., & Christian, L. M. (2009). Internet, mail, and mixed-mode surveys: the tailored design method. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Fowler, F. J., Jr. (2002). Survey research methods (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.


Focus Group:

Morgan, D. L., & Krueger, R. A. (Eds.). (1997). Focus group kit (Focus group kit, Vols. 1-6). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Patton, M. Q. (2002). Qualitative research and evaluation methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Wetherell, M., Taylor, S., & Yates, S. J. ( ) Discourse as data: A guide for analysis. London, U.K.: Sage.



6) Evaluating Service Learning

Furco, Andrew (2011, May). Securing Student Success through Service-Learning. University of Minnesota