September 2009
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More Than a Smile Sheet: Using Level 1 Evaluation Effectively

First identified by Don Kirkpatrick in his seminal works on training evaluation, Level 1 evaluation helps an organization to assess participants' reactions to a learning event, facilitator, setting, materials, and learning activities. Like a canary in the proverbial coal mine, Level 1 is an early indicator of whether the participant valued the experience enough to positively speak about it to others.


It can also identify whether it was a negative experience likely to inhibit learning and

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