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Evaluation Strategy

The department's evaluation strategy 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, training and employment services and meet our obligation to provide Queenslanders with the knowledge, skills and confidence to maximise their potential and productively contribute to the economic and social development of Queensland.

The department's Evaluation Strategy Adobe PDF document707K was officially launched in March 2010 and has been recently updated to reflect recent changes.

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Evaluation findings

The department publishes the findings of evaluations as part of promoting accountability and client service improvement.

Evaluation process

The department undertakes evaluations through a phased process with formal governance throughout 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 DETE Evaluation Committee to provide strategic oversight across all evaluations.

Phases of evaluation

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:

The department encourages a phased approach to conducting evaluation that assists in monitoring the planning, conduct and products of evaluation at each stage.

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

& review

Phase 6
Finalise evaluation report

& review

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 DETE employee, information about departmental 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) 3405 5172
Fax: (07) 3237 0013

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