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2 2424 Training and Development Evaluation Paper Training and Development Evaluation Paper Introduction Evaluation is the process of comparing results to expectation or intentions in order to supply information about the effectiveness of a given action (Kaufman, Keller & Watkins, 2006). Evaluation is a vital activity in employees’ training and development. Trainers need to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program so as to foster improvements. Evaluators use theoretical frameworks in order to direct the data collecting process during the process of evaluating training program. Many theoretical frameworks for evaluating training programs have been developed. The most widely accepted training evaluation framework was developed by Donald Kirkpatrick and includes four levels of assessment: reaction, learning, behavior and results. In this paper, the student discusses this framework and applies it in evaluating the HRCU 646 course. Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Framework The Kirkpatrick’s framework is a four-level evaluation model for training programs. The model is design to assess the outcomes of a given training program (Anderson & Tremlay, 2008). The model identifies four level of measuring the performance of a training program. These levels include reaction, learning, behavior, and results. The reaction level assesses how trainees react to the training program (Rouse, 2011). This level focuses on measuring whether trainees felt that the program was worth their time. It also measures trainees’ perceptions concerning the effectiveness of the program. Measuring the reactions of trainees assists the trainer to understand how the program was perceived by the audience. This assessment also assists the trainer to make improvements on the programs for future use.
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3 2424 Training and Development Evaluation Paper The learning level examines the skills and knowledge that the trainees have acquired from the program (Kaufman, Keller & Watkins, 2006). The level also entails examining changes in attitude among the trainees. Evaluating learning begins with setting the learning objectives for the training program. The training coordinator should start with developing a list of learning objectives. The predetermined list of learning objectives should be the starting point of learning evaluation (Anderson & Tremlay, 2008). So as to establish whether learning has taken place, the trainer should measure the trainees’ knowledge or skill-level before and after the training program. This exercise will enable the trainer to determine whether the skills and knowledge obtained by the trainees are owed to the training program. The behavioral level of assessment assesses the extent to which the program has led to changes in behaviors of the trainees. This level of evaluation is concerned with whether the trainees are applying the knowledge or skills acquired during the training session (Lynch, Akridge, Schaffer, & Gray, 2006). Not only training program lead to behavioral changes.
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