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The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers, Third Edition by Phyllis Dutwin, John Boulmetis

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Sample Evaluation Report

Following is an example of a final, or summative, evaluation report for a project in a city zoo. As you read through it, think about the following:

Who was the audience for this report?

Can you think of two other audiences that might want or benefit from either an oral or written report from the evaluator?

In this particular case, was the evaluator part of the program?

Once you have read the report, also consider the following question: What happens when there is more than one audience for the report, as is frequently the case? The evaluator may prepare multiple reports, using different reporting strategies for each audience. By gearing the style and content of the evaluation report to the audience, the evaluator increases ...

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