Internal evaluators in the public sector infusing evaluative thinking through connecting the dots through team relationships and using program theory as a tool for developmental evaluation to utilize evaluation.
Presentation Abstract: The core element of the Ontario’s education strategy, capacity building, is coordinated within the Student Achievement Division. Examples of focused efforts made as a complex learning ecology involving students, schools and boards would be explored including the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement - the board’s annual process of collaborative inquiry-action and reflection cycle (Militello, Rallis and Goldring, 2009). Internal evaluators work as team members using Program Theory to strategically infuse evaluative thinking to elucidate collaborative discussions with evaluative questions, data and logic and facilitate evidence-based decision making in the developmental process. (Patton 2010) The ongoing and intentional use of a common logic modelling process models the evolution and improvement of our work; increases precision, clarity and intentionality in responding to the needs of the sector; and helps us gain understandings of the principles that provide direction and inform ongoing innovation and adaptation.#developmentalevaluation #InternalEvaluation #EvaluationUse #HowTo #GovernmentEvaluation #DiversityandInclusion #ProgramTheoryandTheoryDrivenEvaluation #Infusingevaluativethinking #2012Conference #OrganizationalLearningandEvalCapacityBuilding