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Is It Assessment or Evaluation?
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Is It Assessment or Evaluation?

There is a difference, and here’s how to make the most of both.

As a trainer and instructional designer, I have long believed that for a training course or program to meet the required competencies and objectives, it needs to produce and demonstrate value. Some trainers say the process used to demonstrate value is called assessing, while others call the process evaluating.

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Webster's Dictionary defines assessment as "the action or an instance of making a judgment about something,&q

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