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Theories of Evaluation Topical Interest Group

Have you ever wondered,
What is evaluation theory?
How do we evaluate evaluation theories?
How does theory impact practice?
How does practice impact theory? 
How can we diversify our theory landscape?

Wherever you are on your journey as an evaluator, if you've asked these questions,
the Theories of Evaluation TIG is the space for you! 


Through collaboration and co-learning, the Theories of Evaluation (ToE) TIG seeks
to facilitate and contribute to the development and refinement of theoretical and
empirical advances and development in Evaluation theories, models, and philosophy.

"... there is nothing so practical as good theory." - Kurt Lewin (1951)

"... there is nothing so theoretical as good practice." - Michael Fullan (2001)

Upcoming Events & Announcements

The Theories of Evaluation TIG thanks all presenters and participants for helping to advance evaluation theory at Eval2023! 

We hope you can join us Monday 10/16/2023 5-6:00 pm (EST) for our annual TIG meeting.


  • Theories of Evaluation Scavenger Hunt winners announced! 
  • Reflecting on Eval2023
  • Looking to the future
    • Leadership opportunities
    • Collaboration and community opportunities

Click here to join the zoom room (Meeting ID 8024054201).

Looking forward to seeing you there!