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ED712 Program Evaluation and Decision Making

Program evaluation is the systematic, data‐based assessment of the performance of programs or policies that have been implemented. Its purpose is to provide valid findings to determine whether a particular program or policy is achieving its goals and whether it should be continued, improved, expanded, or curtailed. This course will expose students to a variety of “state of the art” research designs and related methodological tools useful for evaluating the impact of policies and programs. It will also provide students with the skills to efficiently and consistently make informed decisions using data to maintain awareness of organizational needs. (3)