Using a sample of selected evaluation reports, researchers identified program goals and other factors against which to measure program success. The evaluation reports were rated and analyzed and conclusions and recommendations for future program planning and evaluation were drawn.
The program evaluation synthesis resulted in the following conclusions and recommendations: 1) improve the clarity of program goals and ensure that they are aligned with program scope and resources; 2) improve the support for product/output dissemination; 3) ensure products and outputs are usable for target audiences; 4) consider the program management structures in relation to the program size, scope, composition, and goals; and, 5) assure program staffing is consistent with program size, scope, and complexity.
Report Title: Evaluation Synthesis
Agency Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Federal Contact: Cynthia Boone, 301-427-1212
Performer: IMPAQ International, LLC
ID Number: 9497 (Report issued April 30, 2010)