Evaluation is one of the activities in improving an institution’s quality, performance, and productivity in running its programmes. It aims to find out the process of learning during the activities. It collects information about the activities, characteristics, and outcomes of programmes to make judgments about the programme, improve programme effectiveness, and/or inform decisions about future programme development. There are several models in conducting programme evaluation. SEAQIS applied Kirkpatrick and CIPP models previously. In 2021, SEAQIS set to use the Guskey Evaluation model, which expects to provide a holistic picture of programme achievements. It can be seen from students’ learning achievement.
To provide a more in-depth understanding of this model, SEAQIS conducted In-House Training (IHT) on the Training Evaluation model on 9 February 2021. This IHT was participated by Centre’s staff and facilitated by Dr Rina Mutaqienah, an instructor from LPMP Jawa Barat (Local Education Quality Assurance).
Dr Rina initiated her session by explaining the history of programme evaluation. She then described three essential aspects in evaluation, namely standardization, decision, and recommendation. Furthermore, Dr Rina clarified the differentiation between evaluation, assessment, and test. In this session, she also described approaches and types in programme evaluation.
In the second session, she discussed in depth the Guskey Model. She elaborated on the five-level of Guskey Model as well as processing the data. The IHT was closed officially by the Director of SEAQIS after the Q & A session.