Program evaluation standards statements

This webpage from the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation provides statements that 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 meta-evaluative 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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