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Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation

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It was while writing his thesis in 1952 that Donald Kirkpatrick became interested in evaluating training programs. In a series of articles published in 1959, he prescribed a four-stage model for evaluating training programs, but it was not until 1994, that he published “ Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels “ According to Kirkpatrick, evaluating training programs is necessary for the following reasons: 1.

KIRKPATRICK’S FOUR LEVELS OF EVALUATION

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It was while writing his thesis in 1952 that Donald Kirkpatrick became interested in evaluating training programs. According to Kirkpatrick, evaluating training programs is necessary for the following reasons: 1. The four-level model developed by Kirkpatrick is now universally used in gauging training effectiveness. Level 1 Evaluation – Reactions: Level one serves to be the gauge – it evaluates how participants/trainees react to the training program or learning experience.