The CIPP Evaluation Model is a comprehensive framework for guiding evaluations of programs, projects, personnel, products, institutions, and systems. This checklist, patterned after the CIPP Model, is focused on program evaluations, particularly those aimed at effecting longterm, sustainable improvements.
Corresponding to the letters in the acronym CIPP, this model’s core parts are context, input, process, and product evaluation. In general, these four parts of an evaluation respectively ask: What needs to be done? How should it be done? Is it being done? Did it succeed?
The CIPP Evaluation Model is conducted by the University of Malaga. During the Start Meeting in December 2016, the partners will be informed in detail about the evaluation model and the actions to be undertaken. It is clear that these evaluation activities should be systematically carried out during the first two years of the project.
- Context Environmental analysis related to needs of the target group addressed by the project and the requirements on structures concerning cooperation and prevention. Objectives are formulated on this basis and adapted during the course of the project.
- Input During the input analysis will methodically be verified which resources and means will be required for the realisation of the project development.
- Process During the process analysis it is important to continuously verify the implementation of the project. This includes the verification of the participation and acceptance of the stakeholders and the target group, the compliance with predetermined appointments, tasks, milestones and the intended resources.
- Product While determining the achievement of the objectives, it will be verified if the intended changes can be stated. That means the developed educational concept will be accepted and implemented by the project partners and relevant stakeholders.