After examining Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation, I'm wondering how we can put all the four levels together in a valid way to measure the training effectiveness. Is there any universal calculation to do this?
The thing that came to my mind is to prepare an excel sheet that has four cells :
Cell One: will show the overall reaction of a participant during the training program. This is usually done through the evaulation form that is given to the participants at the end of the program. This will be given 20%
Cell Two: Will Measure Level 2 Learning. This could be done by finding the learning gain ( Post test - Pre test / 100 - pre test) This will be given 20%
Cell Three: Will measure behaviour. Through job observation and interviewing the participants and his supervisor( Though I am not sure if there are standard list of questions and checklist to follow to measure this). This will be given 30%
Cell Four: Will Measure Results. This is to be done through interviews with the direct supervisors and co-workers of the participants ( though I am not really sure if their feedback will be objective). This will be given 30%
Your ideas are of great value and assistance.
How would you develop a comprehensive evaluation tool in your workplace to measure the training effectiveness?