CIPP Evaluation Model

The CIPP model of evaluation developed by Daniel Stufflebeam is a decision-oriented evaluation approach designed to help those in charge of administering programs to make sound decisions. Designed as a multifaceted approach evaluation, the CIPP model provides a comprehensive framework for conducting both formative and summative evaluations of programs, projects, personnel, products, and organizations by focusing on context, input, process, and product.

Fundamental to the CIPP model is the belief that the most important purpose of evaluation is not to prove but rather to improve. In this manner, evaluation is viewed as a functional activity where the primary purpose is to strengthen and improve programs and provide a recursive approach to continuous program improvement. That is, evaluation is not seen as a time-limited activity but rather ...

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