What is formative evaluation?

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Formative evaluation is a method of judging the worth of a program while the program activities are forming or happening. Formative evaluation focuses on the process (Bhola 1990).


Here are some examples of formative evaluation:

  • Testing the arrangement of lessons in a primer before its publication
  • Collecting continuous feedback from participants in a program in order to revise the program as needed
See also

Bhola 1989:152--163


Bhola 1990

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