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Access Type

WSU Access

Date of Award

1-1-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Ed.

Department

Education Evaluation and Research

First Advisor

Shlomo Sawilowsky

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between the functions of Formative Evaluations and the functions of Summative Evaluations in successful programs. The success of the individual programs was measured according to their own expectations as listed in their objective; that is if said objectives were met or exceeded. The study focused on the functions of each evaluation process which included Formative (Implementation) and Summative (Outcome; Impact and Cost Benefit) Evaluations. Data was collected from previous education based research studies provided by Wayne State University's Online Journal Library system. A correlation analysis was utilized for each evaluation component. The results indicated that there is a possibility of a relationship between the evaluation functions in the provided studies. However, because the data results offer two degrees of freedom, the results could be due to other factors.