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The Grant Game: Evaluation Quiz

Which of the following best explains the purpose of evaluation?  Here are your choices:

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In a proposal, the evaluation section indicates how you will measure the project’s effectiveness.

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 When do you plan your evaluation for Research Proposals? At the . . .

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Evaluation is planned before you ever begin your study. It is part of your Proposal Plan.

When do you plan your evaluation for Project Proposals? At the . . .

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There is one rule, common to both project proposals and research proposals: Always plan your Evaluation at the beginning of your proposal.

You have seen that Content or Summative Evaluation answers questions about the “Bottom Line.” It is conducted at what point of the project?

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You gather data at the END of the project period. Then, you answer the question “Did you accomplish your objectives?” If so, how effectively did you accomplish them? Look at this proposal example and see what content questions can be asked in evaluation.

 

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Remember: Process (or Formative) evaluation is planned before the project begins and is concerned with _____.

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Process or formative evaluation is concerned with your procedures and how you conducted the project.

The following statement is used to address the next six questions.

In general, formative evaluation deals with:

How was the project implemented?

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How you got to the “bottom line”, also known as process (formative) evaluation.

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How the procedures worked.

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Whether or not the outcomes were attained.

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The answer is False. You will measure whether you attained your individual objectives, also known as the “bottom line” or content (summative) evaluation.

What problems arose and how they were handled.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T79MC09805, Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition, $176,795, 50% funded by the University of Tennessee, Department of Nutrition. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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