AELRC logo with blue and pink overlapping flowers “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. 

Blue flower Evaluation How-to Overview

Blue flower Methods & Tools

Blue flower Evaluation Bibliography

Blue flower Heritage Language Program Evaluation

Blue flower Self-study evaluation