Using Digital Dashboards to Implement and Evaluate Programs


Program evaluation is a critical component of good decision making and is essential to effectively

communicating with stakeholders (funding agencies, policymakers, and instructors). Missouri’s FRSAN

evaluation program uses a continuous improvement evaluation approach, implementing an educational

decision-oriented model to identify strengths and limitations in curricula, instruction, and delivery. This

approach improves program effectiveness and plans for future implementation with targeted audiences by

concentrating time and resources towards project delivery and high-impact deliverables rather than an

emphasis on program objectives as the priority. FRSAN evaluation deploys a standard evaluation process to

identify, obtain, and deliver high-quality information to assess best practices and analyze deliverable


The CIPP (Context, Input, Process, Product) Model focuses on effective evaluation of program

implementation and assessing critical components of the Program to drive program improvement by

evaluating implementation and short-term results (Stufflebeam 2015 ). The CIPP Evaluation Model (Figure 5)

is a comprehensive framework that looks at four areas of program evaluation: Context Evaluation, the

overall goals and mission of the program; Input Evaluation, the program plans and resources; Process

Evaluation, the activities and components of the comprehensive approach; and the Product Evaluation,

focusing on the outcomes and objectives (Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning 2021 ). The Model

provides guidance for “executing a sound, practical evaluation and assuring that findings will be applied in

processes of program improvement and accountability” (S tufflebea m 2015 ).


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