Evaluation Glossary

Performance Evaluation

An evaluation that compares actual performance with that planned in terms of both resource utilization and production. It is used by management to redirect program efforts and resources and to redesign the program structure.


US Environmental Protection Agency. (2007). Program Evaluation Glossary. Office of the Administrator/Office of Policy/Office of Strategic Environmental Management/Evaluation Support Division.

Related Terms

Process Evaluation
Formative Evaluation
Performance Management
Performance Measurement
Performance Monitoring
Program Monitoring