Creating an Evaluation Plan: Questions the Evaluation Will Answer

David Basarab Posted by David Basarab.

Dave is the founder of Dave Basarab Consulting, V.A.L.E. Consulting, LLC and co-founder of The Learning Burst Academy. He is also the author of The Training Evaluation Process and Predictive Evaluation.


Now that you understand the course you are evaluating, have an agreed upon mission, objectives, and deliverables you can turn to the questions this evaluation will answer.

Now that you understand the course you are evaluating, have an agreed upon mission, objectives, and deliverables you can turn to the questions this evaluation will answer.  These are the questions that we will answer after we complete the evaluation.

They drive the evaluation strategy and activity and must be aligned with the mission, objectives, and deliverables.

Some examples for a transfer evaluation:

  • What behaviors have been successfully transferred to the job?
  • What is the rate of transfer?  What should it be?
  • What is the profile of a graduate who has successful transfer?

By creating these questions it keeps your evaluation focused on the things that matter and avoids scope creep that may occur.