Uses and Functions of Onsite Evaluations

  • Blaine R. Worthen
  • Karl R. White
Part of the Evaluation in Education and Human Services book series (EEHS, volume 15)


Onsite evaluation is one of the most frequently employed strategies to evaluate programs in education, social services, and related areas. Its popularity is doubtlessly due, at least in part, to the fact that it can be a simple and straightforward approach that is not dependent on extensive technical expertise in psychometrics, statistics, or data manipulation. For those who view professional judgment as constituting the core of evaluation, onsite evaluation is often the preferred approach. Further, onsite evaluation is a flexible method that can be used as a part of a wide variety of evaluation methods.


Summative Evaluation External Evaluation Onsite Visit External Evaluator Project Personnel 
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© Kluwer-Nijhoff Publishing, Boston 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Blaine R. Worthen
    • 1
  • Karl R. White
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUtah State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Special Education and PsychologyUtah State UniversityUSA

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