The Certificate in Advanced Evaluation Practices (CAEP) allows experienced evaluators to deepen their evaluation understanding, and to improve their ability to produce high-quality evaluations.

Completion of the first-level Certificate in Evaluation Practice (CEP) is a prerequisite for beginning the CAEP. The CAEP instruction is designed to increase participants’ depth of understanding of various evaluation approaches and theories. These approaches can help participants design and implement tailored evaluations that are more responsive to each context and its stakeholders.

This certificate also completes the course requirements for the Master Evaluator Certificate.

CAEP Requirements: Completion of CEP, plus 30 days of coursework from at least four of the following areas listed below. Courses completed as part of the CEP requirements do not count towards the 30 days of instruction beyond the CEP required for the completion of the CAEP.

Topic Areas

Area I:  Evaluative Inquiry

  • Evaluability Assessment (2 days)
  • Evaluating Training Programs (2 days)
  • Implementation Analysis/Process Evaluation (2 days)
  • Internal Evaluations (2 days)
  • Designing, Managing & Analyzing Multi-site Evaluations (2 days)
  • Policy Evaluation and Analysis (2 days)
  • Strategy Mapping (2 days)

Area II:  Design

  • Conducting Successful Evaluation Surveys (2 days)
  • Developmental Evaluation (2 days)
  • Sampling (1 day)
  • Using Non-experimental Designs for Impact Evaluation (2 days)
  • Using Program Theory and Logic Models (2 days)
  • Needs Assessment (2 days)

Area III:  Analytic Approaches

Area IIIa:  Quantitative Analysis

  • Applied Measurement for Evaluation (2/3 days)
  • Applied Regression Analysis (3 days)
  • Applied Statistics for Evaluation (4/5 days)
  • Comparative Effectiveness (1 day)
  • Intermediate Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (1 day)
  • Linking Evaluation Questions to Analysis Techniques (3 days)
  • Mixed-Methods Evaluations: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (2 days)
  • Practical Meta-Analysis: Summarizing Results across Studies (2 days)

Area IIIb:  Qualitative Analysis

  • Case Studies in Evaluation (2 days)
  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling (1 day)
  • Intermediate Qualitative Analysis (2 days)
  • Qualitative Data Analysis (2 days)
  • Qualitative Evaluation Methods (2 days)

Area IV:  Outcome and Performance Assessments

  • Making Evaluation Data Actionable (2 days)
  • Outcome and Impact Assessment (3 days)
  • Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation (2 days)
  • Measuring Performance and Managing Results in Government and Nonprofit Organizations (2 days)
    • (Formerly: Performance Measurement)
  • Resource Evaluation and Systems Change (2 days)

Area V:  Evaluation Practice

  • Culture and Evaluation (1 day)
  • Using Program Evaluation in Non-profit Environments (1 day)
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