After a quick and overwhelming semester my evaluation has come to an end. I was surprised at how easily this flowed as I started writing out the report. I’m pretty satisfied with my final project, and I feel that I have concise and complete report providing clear results of the project. I feel that the length of the report made it easier for me, because I didn’t have to find ways to add material to increase the length. I was actually forced to shorten some sections to reduce the page count.
I too struggled with the budget because I didn’t really put a full day into the report. It was pieces of days throughout the summer, so my estimate is very rough. I also found it challenging to evaluate a project in which I have very little subject knowledge (networking). This lack of knowledge created a new challenge when meeting with the technology specialist to gather data. Maybe this is why so many of the job ads we discussed in week 6 required experience in the field.
I was overwhelmed at the start of the semester, but value the knowledge gained about the importance and practical application of program evaluation. I hope to apply this in the coming years in my career as an educator or in helping schools with technology integration.
Attached is a copy of my final Evaluation Report Project.