Program Evaluation Final

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Program Evaluation Final


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  • 1. 
    The ultimate purpose of program evaluation is
    • A. 

      The collection of data on the number of people who utilize a service.

    • B. 

      The improvement of programs and the selection of the best program among possible programs

    • C. 

      Making decisions about the proper groups a program should serve.

    • D. 

      An assessment of how program staff people spend their time.

  • 2. 
    (seperate answers with commas) Evaluation is the ____________________ of the ___________________ of a program or policy, compared to a set of ________, as a means of contributing to the _______________________.
  • 3. 
    Carrying out a _________________ requires that a evaluation be conducted according to accepted social science research principles (quantitative and qualitative).
  • 4. 
    ________________ is the study of the way a program or service is carried out.
  • 5. 
    ____________ are the effects or results of the program.
  • 6. 
    _________________ is one type of evaluation
    • A. 

      Needs assessment

    • B. 

      Individual assessment

    • C. 

      Program audit

    • D. 

      Basic research

  • 7. 
    An evaluation that documents the extent to which implemenation has occurred and the degree to which the program operates as expected is an
    • A. 

      Evaluation of efficiency

    • B. 

      Evaluation of need

    • C. 

      Evaluation of outcome

    • D. 

      Evaluation of process

  • 8. 
    An evaluation of need refers to evaluations that
    • A. 

      Isolate the costs of providing various services

    • B. 

      Are particularly useful in planning a new program

    • C. 

      Are similar to performance appraisals

    • D. 

      Are done at the end of a program cycle.

  • 9. 
    An evaluation of __________ is designed to determine how program recipients perform as a result of participating in a program.
    • A. 

      Outcome

    • B. 

      Efficiency

    • C. 

      Process

    • D. 

      Need

  • 10. 
    The strongest advantage that an external evaluator has over an internal evaluator is
    • A. 

      More well-developed analytic skills

    • B. 

      The trust she/he has built up over the years

    • C. 

      The influence to see that the findings are used by the program staff.

    • D. 

      The potential to be more objective

  • 11. 
    Internal program evaluators usually have the following advantage over consultant evaluators:
    • A. 

      Better knowledge of the program

    • B. 

      Better objectivity

    • C. 

      Better statistical and research competence

    • D. 

      Better support staff

  • 12. 
    The purpose of a formative evaluation is to provide information to program sponsors when they are
    • A. 

      Making program improvements.

    • B. 

      Trying to minimize the effects of arbitrary federal requirements for program evaluations.

    • C. 

      Trying to improve public relations.

    • D. 

      Making decisions about maintaining or terminating a program.

  • 13. 
    When an evaluation relates the cost of a program to its outcomes, we think of this form of evaluation as
    • A. 

      An evaluation of performance.

    • B. 

      An evaluation of efficiency.

    • C. 

      A form of basic research.

    • D. 

      Applicable to business but not to social service programs.

  • 14. 
    In the mid-1990's which of the following was true:
    • A. 

      Both Conservatives and Liberals were interested in evaluation.

    • B. 

      Liberals were interested in evaluation but not Conservatives.

    • C. 

      Conservatives were interested in evaluation but not Liberals.

    • D. 

      Neither Conservatives or Liberals were interested in evaluation.

  • 15. 
    An evaluation whose purpose is identifying and measuring level of unmet needs within an organization or a community is an evaluation of ___________.
    • A. 

      Outcome

    • B. 

      Need

    • C. 

      Efficiency

    • D. 

      Process

  • 16. 
    Which of these are not a task of an evaluation of process?
    • A. 

      Nature of people being served

    • B. 

      Degree to which program operates as expected

    • C. 

      Document extent to which implementation has occurred

    • D. 

      Assess whether or not the services are meeting individual needs

  • 17. 
    The evaluation that asks if participants are performing well is an evaluation of __________.
    • A. 

      Outcome

    • B. 

      Need

    • C. 

      Efficiency

    • D. 

      Process

  • 18. 
    Which of these are not a type of evaluation?
    • A. 

      Need assessment

    • B. 

      Efficiency

    • C. 

      Outcome

    • D. 

      Process

    • E. 

      Individual Assessment

  • 19. 
    Formative evaluations are conducted to _____________.
    • A. 

      Improve the program.

    • B. 

      Monitor the program.

    • C. 

      To determine of the program should continue

  • 20. 
    A summatitve evaluation seeks to
    • A. 

      Improve the program.

    • B. 

      Monitor the program.

    • C. 

      Determine if the program should continue.

  • 21. 
    A monitoring evaluation serves to
    • A. 

      Improve the program

    • B. 

      Monitor the program

    • C. 

      Determine if the program should continue

  • 22. 
    Formative evaluations are conducted
    • A. 

      Before the program starts

    • B. 

      During the program implementation

    • C. 

      After the program is completed

  • 23. 
    Summative evaluations are conducted
    • A. 

      Before the program starts

    • B. 

      During the program

    • C. 

      After the program is compeleted

  • 24. 
    Before a program is developed and started, an evaluation of ________ should be conducted.
    • A. 

      Outcome

    • B. 

      Efficiency

    • C. 

      Need

    • D. 

      Process

  • 25. 
    A program might be ineffective because the
    • A. 

      Target population does not feel a need for the service provided.

    • B. 

      Program treats the needs of the target population.

    • C. 

      Program deals with needs that the population really has.

    • D. 

      Program has a well thought out model.

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