Evaluation Glossary

Program Evaluation Standards

The Program Evaluation Standards are an integrated guide for evaluating programs that foster human learning and performance across the lifespan. There are 30 standards that are organized into five key attributes of evaluation quality: utility, feasibility, propriety, accuracy and accountability.


Yarbrough, D. B., Shulha, L. M., Hopson, R. K., and Caruthers, F. A. (2011). The program evaluation standards: A guide for evaluators and evaluation users (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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