|Traditional Training Evaluation||High Impact EvaluationTM|
|Develops evidence of program impact||Ensures and maximizes program impact|
|Rear-view mirror evaluation
Data gathered (evidence) after execution of the learning initiative to determine if intended outcomes have been achieved
|Forward-looking & proactive
Evaluation is on-going from program conception to implementation to ensure that intended outcomes will be achieved
|Results are passively monitored
Evaluator observes impact and reports on program’s success in meeting intended outcomes.
|Impact is actively managed
Evaluator observes impact throughout the process but actively intervenes as needed to make adjustments to ensure that intended outcomes are achieved.
Most common, four levels—widely accepted, traditional wisdom in vogue for more than 50 years
Evolved & field-tested in comprehensive, national 3-year research program (Investing in PeopleTM). Examination & verification of key factors that most influence learning, performance, and organizational results.
|Evaluation at the end of ADDIE process
Evaluation is typically an add-on to design and development… hence a key activity that can be (and often is) dropped when time and resources are lacking.
|Evaluation integrated with ADDIE process
High Impact Evaluation infuses ADDIE with results-based thinking. Evaluation seamlessly integrated into smart program design and implementation.
|Evaluation to summarize results
When evaluation does occur, it’s largely at program’s completion—too late for significant changes to be implemented.
|Evaluation ongoing to monitor and drive impact
Impact analysis begins early in the process—when problems can be avoided, corrected, and money saved. Greater reliance on risk assessment, predictive indicators, and forecasting to minimize risk and enhance impact.
High Impact Evaluation vs Traditional Evaluation admin 2017-08-22T06:25:13+00:00