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Summative Evaluation

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Key question:

What was accomplished?

  • Looks at whether a program's objectives were met after the program timeline is complete.
  • Provides evidence to inform judgments about a program's worth and future direction.

Summative evaluations are most used for sharing results from recent programs on blogs, reports, or other media. They tend to be the face of program results because the data analysis is more straight forward and focuses on short-term and intermediate outcomes (such as number of participants or measuring interest in uploading photos in the near future.)