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Program Evaluation

  1. John M. Norris,
  2. Yukiko Watanabe

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0963

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Norris, J. M. and Watanabe, Y. 2012. Program Evaluation. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


According to Patton (2008), “Program evaluation is the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and results of programs to make judgments about the program, improve or further develop program effectiveness, inform decisions about future programming, and/or increase understanding” (p. 39, emphasis in original).


  • language teaching;
  • methods;
  • research methods in applied linguistics;
  • assessment;
  • evaluation