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The OERL collection of evaluation plans includes both complete evaluation plans and excerpts from evaluation plans. The table of contents for each complete plan has been modified to indicate which sections of the plan include each of the four components typically found in evaluation plans: Project Description, Evaluation Overview, Design, and Analysis Process. Excerpts are organized by these plan components and each excerpt is accompanied by annotations identifying how it represents the quality criteria for plans.

Evaluation plans may exist as a section embedded within a 15-page NSF proposal narrative or as a stand-alone evaluation plan prepared separately from the NSF proposal. Evaluation activities may be carried out internally (i.e., by project staff or project advisory group) or externally (i.e., by an independent evaluator or evaluation team). An evaluation section embedded within a project proposal is the most common form of evaluation plan developed.

Click on a project type tab on the left (Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, etc.) to see the sample plans for that project type.

Also available are answers to frequently asked questions about plans and a complete list of contributors. To get a more complete understanding of plan components and how they are applied, take a look at the quality criteria, glossary, and alignment table for plans. The alignment table aligns the criteria entries and glossary definitions of plan components with evaluation standards.

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