Program’s Impact Evaluation

Program’s Impact Evaluation

What Center Director intended to accomplish?

Regarding the table illustrating critical factors considered when assessing program performance, the center director seeks to establish a cause-effect relationship program and results. He analyzes frequency, issues and attribution incomes to draw a clear line between program evaluation and performance assessment.  tBasing to information provided, program evaluation differs significantly from performance measurement. Regarding frequency, director attempt to demonstrate program evaluation is conducted in a series of separate steps while performance assessment is an ongoing process (Kettner ., Moroney & Martin, 2016). Secondly, considering the issues to be looked at, program evaluation is designed to focus on specific stakeholder at a given point and time, while performance measurement concentrates more on general performance on are constant issues.  Finally, relating to the attribution of results, performance measurement is ignored while in program evaluation outcomes are to be determined. Ultimately, based on information provided director match issues with attribution result of impact program evaluation which is effective.

Information Needed To Determine Program Failure

Experiment results that show children score the same or worse than the comparison group. The information on program design is crucial in determining program failure. Additionally, report on the effectiveness of the interventions to produce desired results forms potential ground vindicate program failure Kettner ., Moroney & Martin, 2016). Since the intervention failed to assist surpassing the set target, it shows the situation was expected. However, results that show children scored the same as a comparison is counterfactual as it contradicts the fact. In this regard, the program cannot declare failures

Major Threats to Internal Validity Controlled during Impact Program Evaluation

Internal validity relates to whether the experiment or condition that make a difference or not and availability to support the claim. The further threat in the test may be biased which result when selecting a comparison group (Kettner ., Moroney & Martin, 2016). Secondly, testing is another threat that creates the impact of taking a test on the results of making a second evaluation. Finally, statistical regression

Personal View on Point Improvement of the Children’s Scores In New Curriculum

I firmly believe 10 point improvement of the children’s is worth change in the new curriculum. Changing program intervention may affect the evaluation of the result. The curriculum exposes the subject “children” to a different learning experience and possible challenges to cope with new instruction.




Kettner, P. M., Moroney, R. M., & Martin, L. L. (2016). Designing and managing programs: An  effectiveness-based approach: An effectiveness-based approach. Sage.