Evaluation Models

Volume 6 of the series Evaluation in Education and Human Services pp 79-99

The Discrepancy Evaluation Model

  • Andrés Steinmetz

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The word evaluation is used loosely to encompass many different activities and purposes. When educators evaluate a reading program, they may be referring to deciding which of several reading programs their school district should adopt; when evaluating a school-bell schedule, they may mean finding out how popular the schedule is among students and faculty and what the advantages and disadvantages of several other bell schedules may be; when evaluating students, they may mean administering achievement or psychological tests; and so on.