Inside best practice: Levels of evaluation

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, November 1, 2010

The Four Levels of Evaluation were first published by Donald Kirkpatrick, professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin in North America and a past president of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), in 1959. The four levels of Kirkpatrick's evaluation model essentially measure:

  • Reaction of student: what they thought and felt about the training
  • Learning: the resulting increase in knowledge or capability
  • Behavior: extent of behavior and capability improvement and implementation/application
  • Results: the effects on the business or environment resulting from the trainee's performance

Source: This excerpt is from the October HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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