Measuring for Effectiveness
(MEH-zure-een fur EEfek-tiv-nuss)
What does Measuring for Effectiveness Mean?
Measuring for effectiveness (or training evaluation) is a learning program strategy in which the efficacy of a program is measured using qualitative and/or quantitative means.
Other Common Names
Other common names for measuring for effectiveness include:
- Training evaluation
With measuring for effectiveness, you are gauging the impact of a learning against the intended outcomes. Some of the primary properties of this element include:
- A baseline has been established
- One or more measurement instruments are used
- Outside factors are controlled for (to the fullest extent possible)
- Answers the question: Would people have been better off if this training program didn’t exist?