Program Evaluation Standards Statements

This webpage from the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation provides a range of statements which describe each of the standards developed to support program evaluation.

The standards are grouped into five specific categories:

  • "Utility Standards: The utility standards are intended to increase the extent to which program stakeholders find evaluation processes and products valuable in meeting their needs.
  • Feasibility Standards: The feasibility standards are intended to increase evaluation effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Propriety Standards: The propriety standards support what is proper, fair, legal, right and just in evaluations.
  • Accuracy Standards: The accuracy standards are intended to increase the dependability and truthfulness of evaluation representations, propositions, and findings, especially those that support interpretations and judgments about quality.
  • Evaluation Accountability Standards: The evaluation accountability standards encourage adequate documentation of evaluations and a metaevaluative perspective focused on improvement and accountability for evaluation processes and products." (JCSEE 2014)


Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE), (2014). Program evaluation standards statements. Retrieved from website:

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