Get Started – External Evaluation

Get Started: External Evaluation

Performance Practice Learning Module

Review past evaluations and future plans—and prepare for external evaluations that will help you ensure mission effectiveness

Is your organization ready for external evaluation? Working through this module helps executive leadership and program directors think through an evaluation plan, identify appropriate overarching evaluation questions, and understand what types of external evaluations are appropriate at what stages.

Careful consideration of this module helps you spend your organization’s resources wisely—and get meaningful evaluation results—by engaging external evaluators for the right types of evaluation at the right times.


User Guide

Introduction to the Performance Practice, acknowledgments, application, and development methodology

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Principles and Proof Points (External Evaluation)

Principles and proof points for this module to provide overall perspective and context before completing the Workbook

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Intro to Performance Practice

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Getting Started Checklist (External Evaluation)

Quick start guide to setting up the Performance Practice Workbook for your organization

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Worksheet (External Evaluation)

File to use to complete the self-assessment, includes instructions; open on laptop/desktop rather than mobile device

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Setting up the Performance Practice

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Compile (External Evaluation)

The reporting app compiles data from all the worksheets into one spreadsheet.

Windows Instructions
Windows Reporting App

MacOS Instructions
MacOS App, up to v10.12/Sierra
MacOS App, v10.13+/High Sierra

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Compiled the results? Here are some tips for how to analyze your data

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Watch: Tips for Analyzing Your Data

Analyzing Your Data

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Performance Practice Product Support

A Performance Practice Product Support team assists in the use of Performance Practice to 1) provide guidance; 2) support implementation and application; 3) collect and share user experiences; and 4) assist users interested in compiling results, tailoring, and custom branding. To learn more about Performance Practice Product Support, email the Performance Practice Application and Learning Coordinator at

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