This paper has two purposes. The first is to increase awareness among policymakers and practitioners for the power and utility of EA, particularly at the state and local level. To this end, the background and rationale for this evaluation strategy is documented. The second is to support and promote its use. The article provides an outline of the procedures for conducting effective EA. While there are detailed resources available (e.g., Nay & Kay, 1982; Smith, 1989; Wholey, 1983), we provide a simplified, accessible presentation of the EA procedure and framework. An example is also provided. Issues and benefits are discussed. Accessed 59,046 times on https://pareonline.net from October 02, 2003 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.

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