What is formative evaluation?

 
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Definition
 

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).

Examples
 

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
 
Sources
 

Bhola 1989:152--163

 

Bhola 1990


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