This Certificate requires completion of the first level Certificate in Evaluation Practice, plus additional instruction designed to lead to an increased breadth and depth of understanding of the comprehensive array of approaches and theories of evaluation practice. It is for experienced evaluators and others who wish to expand their evaluation horizons, deepen their understandings, and increase their abilities to produce high quality evaluations tailored to programs that vary in nature and scope and that serve diverse audiences. This Certificate completes the course requirements for the Master Evaluator Certificate.  CAEP Requirements: Completion of Certificate in Evaluation Practice, plus the 30 days of coursework from at least four of the following areas listed below. The CAEP Certificate is intended to provide a more comprehensive and in depth exposure to evaluation practice. 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 CEAP.

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
    • Design & Administration of Internet, Mail & Mixed-Mode 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)