The Friday Funny: A Texan take on evaluation

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As we quickly pack and dash to the airports for the American Evaluation Association conference in San Antonio next week, we thought it might be appropriate to add a Texan flavor to the Friday Funny.

Here are two examples of a Texan approach to evaluation that highlight the

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“Genuine evaluation” snippets from across the globe

What does the term “genuine evaluation” mean to the rest of the planet, including those who don’t identify as “evaluators”?

We’ve collated a few snippets from our Google Alerts file to give a picture that is sometimes humorous, sometimes actually very insightful. Of particular interest as we refine our thinking are the similar themes in

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£6 million over 5 years – and STILL no genuine evaluation of Blueprint?

When a large and expensive evaluation fails to produce useful results, it’s worth seeing if at least it can be useful as a cautionary tale.

Blueprint is a UK Government-funded drugs education programme consisting of five components: drug education in schools (for 11 and 12-year-olds – this was the main emphasis), drug education for parents,

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