“Program evaluation is the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and results of programs to make judgments about the program, improve or further develop program effectiveness, inform decisions about future programming, and/or increase understanding” (Patton, 2008, p. 39).

The links below provide information on the practical aspects of planning and conducting evaluation in language programs, as well as a comprehensive bibliography of language program evaluation research literature. 

 Evaluation How-to Overview

 Methods & Tools

 Evaluation Bibliography

 Heritage Language Program Evaluation