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- There are four general stages in an evaluation process. While all evaluations should engage in activities associated with each stage different types of evaluation do so to varying degree.
- The four stages are not necessarily linear, and most often occur in iterations along the pathway of evaluation. For example, a program may cycle through several iterations of identification, design, and implementation before you enter into a stage appropriate for completion and feedback. Even then, you are likely to identify new ideas that need to be designed and implemented again.
- Strategies from different types of evaluation may also occur within the different stages of a comprehensive evaluation. In the following pages, we have highlighted the stages in which a comprehensive evaluation might engage the different evaluation types.