Developing the Program Evaluation Utility Standards: Scholarly Foundations and Collaborative Processes

Developing the third edition of the program evaluation utility standards required multilevel collaborations among task force members, members of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, sponsoring organizations, and hundreds of involved stakeholders. The scholarship on evaluation use, infl uence, and collaboration was foundational for the utility standards and materials accompanying them and equally important for informing the processes guiding utility standards development.