The purpose of evaluation is to measure and describe outcomes at scheduled points in time.
Evaluation involves a variety of methods to measure whether the outcomes set for the learners have been achieved. It is essential to plan not only HOW a trainer will measure outcomes, but WHEN to do so.
Pros & Cons of Evaluation
As you may recall from our “Debate” at the face to face FET training, trainees may have differing opinions about the use of evaluations to assess the effectiveness of training. In this next exercise, read the statement and decide if you would consider it a “Pro” or a “Con” of evaluation.