“Evaluate what you want – because what gets measured gets produced.”
– James A. Belasco
Essential Evaluation Materials and Resources
- Evaluation – summary plus typical errors
- Evaluation Made Simple – what you need to know
- Evaluation Made Simple – framework and example
- Arts Evaluation Framework
- Detailed Evaluation: A Step-by-Step Approach
- An Evaluation Resource Guide for Arts Programming
- Supplementary Article: Audience Engagement Is All the Rage Among Arts Funders. But What Is It, Really?
- Supplementary Article: Measure what matters: 6 metrics arts leaders should track
- Supplementary Article: Principles of Program Evaluation for Arts Development
Athletics & Recreation Evaluation
- Athletics Evaluation Framework
- Supplementary Article: excerpts from Framework for Youth Development Through Sport
- Social Functions of Community Recreation: This PowerPoint was produced by Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, and is posted for limited use for educational purposes, specifically with regard to CFGV’s Athletics/Recreation constituency. Starting with slide #3, you will see ten possible benefits of a community-based athletics/recreation program. Review these to see which of the ten are relevant to you. Then brainstorm some things you might collect or systematically notice that provide evidence that you are making this objective come true. Please remember – you still need to show that meeting a given objective is in response to an issue or an unmet need in the community.
History & Museums Evaluation
- History & Museums Evaluation Framework
- Supplementary Article: Museum Exhibition Design, Part VI, Exhibition Evaluation
- Supplementary Material: Do-It-Yourself Course in Museum Exhibit Evaluation from the Institute of Library and Museum Services
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”.
–Albert Einstein illustrating the importance of relevant evaluation