Indikus staff adhere to professional evaluation standards in five key areas: utility, feasibility, propriety, accuracy, accountability. These standards help ensure credible, robust, objective, efficient, and fair representations of programs.
Utility standards are intended to increase the extent to which program stakeholders find evaluation processes and products valuable in meeting their needs. They ensure that evaluations include:
The feasibility standards help ensure that the program evaluation is effective and efficient. They improve the quality of the evaluation’s:
The proprietary standards support what is proper, fair, legal, right and just in a program evaluation. These standards address potential issues related to the evaluation’s:
Accuracy standards focus on the dependability and truthfulness of program evaluation representations, propositions, and findings, especially those that support interpretations and judgments about quality. They ensure that evaluations contain:
Accountability standards provide for comprehensive documentation of evaluations and focus on continuously improving program evaluation processes and products. They include:
Program Evaluation Process model adapted from Yarbrough, D. B., Shulha, L. M., Hopson, R. K., and Caruthers, F. A. (2011). The program evaluation standards: A guide for evaluators and evaluation users (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage