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Evaluation Strategy

The department's Evaluation Strategy Adobe PDF document forms part of the commitment to accountability and performance improvement that will strengthen service delivery to our clients.

Well planned, periodic evaluations give timely, accurate information about the effectiveness of our programs and help to strengthen community confidence in our investment of public funds.

Ultimately, the knowledge gained through evaluations helps the department to improve the delivery of education and training services and meets our obligation to provide Queenslanders with the knowledge, skills and confidence to participate effectively in the community and the economy.

Evaluation findings

The department publishes the findings of strategic evaluations to promote transparency, accountability and improve our services.

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Evaluation involves collecting and analysing quantitative and/or qualitative data from multiple and divergent sources to inform deliberations about a range of aspects of a program or policy which may include:

Evaluation governance

The department undertakes evaluations through a phased process with formal governance to provide assurance on the quality and credibility of the evaluation.

This includes governance groups for each individual evaluation that are responsible for providing detailed advice and technical support and an overarching whole of department governance body, the DET Evaluation Working Group to provide strategic oversight across all evaluations.

Evaluation Phases

The department's phased approach to conducting strategic evaluation assists in monitoring the planning, conduct and outcomes of evaluation at each stage. The diagram below provides an overview of the department's approach to strategic evaluations.

Evaluation quality built through 7 touch points for support, advice and feedback

Designing the evaluation

Phase 1
Map program

Phase 2
Develop evaluation proposal

key governance
review body

Collecting data that counts

Phase 3
Collect data

Phase 4
Analyse data

Evaluation report preparation

Phase 5
Draft evaluation report


Phase 6
Finalise evaluation report


Communicating results

Phase 7
Communicate findings

Evaluation Governance Groups (EGG): Direct, monitor and assure quality and conduct of the evaluation at each phase

If you are a DET employee, further information including evaluation planning and reporting templates and advice can be found on the internal OnePortal site.

If you require further information or assistance about evaluation in the department, please contact:

Governance, Strategy and Planning
Level 20 Education House, 30 Mary Street, Brisbane
PO Box 15033, City East, QLD 4002
Phone:(07) 3513 6917
Fax: (07) 3513 6935

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