Self-assessment

Individual reflection on one's skills, knowledge and attitudes related to evaluation competencies. This can be a useful tool to identify professional development needs and to plan the composition of evaluation teams. 

These are often done with reference to a list of competencies.  Other times they can be done with reference to a set of skills or a set of questions.

Example

In 1973, Evelyn Brzezinski and Unhai Ahn developed a Self-Assessment of Evaluation Skills Instrument (SAES) for training evaluation personnel in evaluation (Brzezinski and Ahm, 1973).

Advice

Advice for USING this option

  • Individuals can use existing competency lists or assessment scales to reflect on their own abilities and guide their professional development plans
  • Organisations, evaluation associations and societies may consider developing their own self-assessment tools based around agreed competencies for members and encouraging members to make use of this.

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Sources

Peersman, G. and Rogers, P. (2017). Pathways to advance professionalisation within the context of the Australasian Evaluation Society. Melbourne: ANZSOG/BetterEvaluation. Retrieved from:  https://www.betterevaluation.org/en/resources/pathways-advance-professio...

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BetterEvaluation (2018). Self-assessment. Retrieved from http://betterevaluation.org/evaluation-options/Self-assessment

Updated: 2nd August 2018 - 5:45pm
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Deputy Director/BetterEvaluation Project & Associate Professor/ANZSOG, The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).
Melbourne, Australia.
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Director of BetterEvaluation/ Professor of Public Sector Evaluation, Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
Melbourne.

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