How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision

Dashe & Thomson

I was asked by Wendy Kirkpatrick to remove the copyrighted Kirkpatrick diagrammatic model from my original blog post, How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century. Kirkpatrick’s Revised “Four Levels of Evaluation” model , what we need to do is find out what success looks like in the eyes of these senior managers and stakeholders and let them define their expectations for the training program. Kirkpatrick calls this Return on Expectations, or ROE.

To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the Question (or is it?)

Learning Rebels

To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the question. Many a person has debated the Kirkpatrick evaluation taxonomy. To name a few: Dan Pontefract: Dear Kirkpatrick’s: You Still Don’t Get It (a personal favorite). Jane Bozarth: Alternatives to Kirkpatrick . Donald Clark: Using Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels to Create and Evaluate Informal and Social Learning Process . Here we go again.

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Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Kirkpatrick Revisited by Barbara on April 18, 2011 in Instructional Design After I finished my post a few weeks ago on Reevaluating Evaluation , I found out that Donald Kirkpatrick , the granddaddy of the Four Levels of Evaluation, was taking a farewell tour before his retirement and would be presenting a workshop at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in Minneapolis.

Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation

Learnnovators

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

Learnnovators

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. To validate your existence and job as a training professional. The four-level model developed by Kirkpatrick is now universally used in gauging training effectiveness. The post KIRKPATRICK’S FOUR LEVELS OF EVALUATION appeared first on Learnnovators.

Why Is It Important To Benchmark Training?

Origin Learning

Donald Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluating training provide a useful framework to set benchmarks. Level 3: Behavior. Though this is not easy to measure, efforts must be made to find out the qualitative (if not quantitative) difference in the behavior of employees. Are they more confident about their jobs? Observations at work, 360 degree feedback and assessments designed around specific job scenarios can be very helpful in measuring post-learning behavior.

MTA: Why the Kirkpatrick Model Works for Us

CLO Magazine

As he settled into his new job, Wiedecker read Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick’s book, “Training on Trial,” which inspired him to implement the Kirkpatrick training evaluation model at the MTA. The four levels of training evaluation Don Kirkpatrick put forth first in the 1950s are well known to learning leaders. Sixty percent evaluate Level 3: behavior — how participants apply training on the job. Implementing the Kirkpatrick Model.

How to Evaluate Learning: The Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century

Dashe & Thomson

Kirkpatrick’s revised “Four Levels of Evaluation” model, what we need to do is find out what success looks like in the eyes of these senior managers and stakeholders and let them define their expectations for the training program. Behavior: To what degree did the learners apply what they learned back on the job? Kirkpatrick calls this Return on Expectations, or ROE. Behavior).

Measuring training effectiveness — the Kirkpatrick model

Matrix

Luckily, Donald Kirkpatrick created a training evaluation model that gives this process a clear structure. Was the material delivered relevant to their job? As Kirkpatrick explains, every program should at least have this degree of evaluation in order to gather some information that will lead to the improvement of the learning experience. This third level is designed to measure the transfer that has occurred in learners’ behavior due to the training program.

Evaluating Training with Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Model

Designing Digitally

Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Training Evaluation Model is an excellent model to help analyze the impact of training on the organization. . Donald Kirkpatrick , Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, first published the Four-Level Training Evaluation Model in 1959. Title: Level 3: Behavior Description: This level evaluates the change in behavior based on the training, basically how the learners are applying the concepts they learned.

The Kirkpatrick Model: Leveraging Feedback for Better Training

Everwise

Feedback is so important in the context of training that it is one of the pillars of the Kirkpatrick Evaluation Framework. Developed by Donald Kirkpatrick, PhD in the 1950s, the Kirkpatrick Model is comprised of four levels of evaluation: reaction, learning, behavior, and results. While Kirkpatrick’s “reaction” step originally focused on trainee satisfaction, it has been updated to be more comprehensive. Talent Development feedback HR Kirkpatrick training

Determining The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure training effectiveness, its impact, and the ROI of eLearning. The selection of the right format is crucial in encouraging the learners to pursue it and also in ensuring that they connect with it, complete it and apply the learning on the job. ROI determination methodology: One of the popular models used for ROI determination is the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation.

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Determining The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

EI Design

In this article, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure training effectiveness, its impact, and the ROI of eLearning. The selection of the right format is crucial in encouraging the learners to pursue it and also in ensuring that they connect with it, complete it and apply the learning on the job. ROI determination methodology: One of the popular models used for ROI determination is the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluati on.

Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation – the Very Basics of the Model: Part 2

CommLab India

According to Dr. Don Kirkpatrick, there are three reasons to evaluate a training program: To know how to improve future training programs. In my previous blog, I presented a brief introduction to the Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation and its impact on training 1. According to Dr. Don Kirkpatrick, there are four levels of evaluation of any training program. Found it relevant to their jobs. Level 3 – Behavior.

Become a Strategic Partner Through Effective Training Evaluation #ASTD2014 @Jim_Kirkpatrick

Learning Visions

James Kirkpatrick, Senior Consultant Kirkpatrick Partners Sometimes we have to do the politically incorrect thing. The only way you get to level 4 is through level 3 (behavior) -- application on the job. Instead of learning objectives, we need to talk about critical behaviors. What will they need to see from a business point of view that will allow them to say "job well done". (We

Kirkpatrick's Revised Four Level Evaluation Model

Big Dog, Little Dog

I had an interesting discussion with Clark Quinn on using Kirkpatrick's model in learning processes other than courses. Clark argues that use of Kirkpatrick’s model is only for courses because training is the dominant discussion on their web site. So after some heavy reflection I did a rewrite on my Kirkpatrick web page and have listed some of the highlights below. Performance, Not Behavior.

Flipping Kirkpatrick

Big Dog, Little Dog

Donald Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation was introduced in the late fifties: Reaction - how the learners react to the learning process Learning - the extent to which the learners gain knowledge and skills Performance (behavior) - capability to perform the learned skills while on the job Results (impact) - includes such items as monetary, efficiency, moral, etc. And I think the reason why is that because Kirkpatrick basically nailed it, but presented it wrong.

Alternatives to Kirkpatrick

bozarthzone

While the Kirkpatrick taxonomy is something of a sacred cow in training circles—and much credit goes to Donald Kirkpatrick for being the first to attempt to apply intentional evaluation to workplace training efforts—it is not the only approach. Apart from being largely atheoretical and ascientific (hence, 'taxonomy', not 'model' or 'theory'), several critics find the Kirkpatrick taxonomy seriously flawed. What on-the-job behavior/performance change will this require?

Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 1

Your Training Edge

The most widely used (at least in theory) method of evaluating training programs is the four-level model developed by Donald Kirkpatrick. Behavior – How well the new knowledge, skills, and attitudes are applied on the job. Results – Reduced turnover, improved job performance and satisfaction, improved organizational performance, etc. Featured Posts Learning & Development MOOC Training behavior Kirkpatrick model learning Reaction results training roi

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Meaningful training analytics: 1+2 ? 4

CLO Magazine

Even some award-winning training programs are missing the critical element that will ensure program success and demonstrate organizational value: Level 3 data connecting on-the-job performance to program results. Define critical behaviors.

Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation – Making Maximum Use of Evaluation: Part 1

CommLab India

Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning Evaluation. Of these four models of evaluation, the most successful one is the Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning Evaluation (In fact, the Anderson’s Value of Learning Model is based on Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning Evaluation). A Brief Introduction to the Kirkpatrick’s Model of Learning Evaluation. Level 3: Behavior. The change in behavior with regard to performance at work after the training.

Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. In the spirit of my blog posts on Re-evaluating Evaluation and Revisiting Kirkpatrick , I decided to start with Don Clark ?Big and his take on using Kirkpatrick’s four levels to create and evaluate social learning.

In Defense of the Four Levels

Integrated Learnings

Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed several comments about how Kirkpatrick’s model of four levels of evaluation is outdated. Level 3 : Performance on the job. Are they demonstrating the expected behaviors on the job? It also makes sense to assess learners’ knowledge and performance during training (level 2), for the sake of corrective coaching, encouragement, and potentially offering additional support to help learners prepare for on-the-job application.

Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 2

Your Training Edge

In the previous post, I outlined the four-level model of evaluation developed by Donald Kirkpatrick. Level 3: Behavior. In the end it is the behavioral outcomes, not satisfaction with the training or how long it takes to work through a course, which will determine the impact of the program on an organization’s bottom line. If the training program has proved successful at the other levels (particularly Level 3: Behavior), then Level 4 should emerge quite nicely.

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More on Re-evaluating Evaluation – Jack Phillips and ROI

Dashe & Thomson

I have been blogging a lot about Training Evaluation this year—mostly Kirkpatrick , but also Brinkerhoff and Scriven. I just realized that I haven’t included a single word about Jack Phillips , who introduced Return on Investment (ROI) as Level 5 to Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation. My first exposure to Phillips’ ROI—although I didn’t realize it at the time—was through a colleague who introduced me to Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels.

Is this thing on? Tips for measuring course effectiveness and return on investment

Obsidian Learning

Are they applying what they learn to their jobs? The Kirkpatrick four levels of training evaluation. To really do the job right, though, you should follow a more detailed process Quality Control. The most commonly used method of accomplishing this is Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation. Kirkpatrick and Kirkpatrick (2006) compare it to measuring customer satisfaction and note that when learners are satisfied with training, they are more motivated to learn.

Avoid and Correct Employee Evaluation Pitfalls

CLO Magazine

Conversely, if you follow the common, old-school approach to planning and implementing training, thinking about how you will evaluate reaction (Level 1), then learning (Level 2), then behavior (Level 3), it’s easy to see why few people get to Level 4 results. Then, think about what really needs to occur on the job to produce good results (Level 3). Consider next what training or other support is required for workers to perform well on the job (Level 2).

It’s Time to Rethink the Value of Training and Development

CLO Magazine

Many rely on the Kirkpatrick Model , which offers four levels of evaluation: Level 1: Reaction – The degree to which employees find the training favorable, engaging and relevant to their jobs. Level 3: Behavior – The degree to which employees apply what they learned during training when they return to their work. However, using the Kirkpatrick Model to calculate not just the human benefit, but also the financial impact – the ROI – can prove difficult.

Isolating the Results of eLearning Impact

Integrated Learnings

To make sure we’re on the same page, Level 3 evaluation refers to measuring transfer of training to the job in terms of observable behaviors. For more detail, skim a quick review of Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluation. Kirkpatrick Workplace Learning Evaluation eLearning Training TransferBy Shelley A. Gable. A recent project renewed my interest in Level 3 and Level 4 evaluation methodologies.

Banishing Evaluation Fears

CLO Magazine

There is also reticence to evaluate the degree to which participants apply what they learned in training when they are back on the job, or what we refer to as behavior (level 3) in the Kirkpatrick Model (see figure on p. Common excuses to avoid it are the perceived difficulty and expense of monitoring what happens on the job. Can you describe what training graduates should actually do on the job as a result of this program?

How Employee Performance determines the Success of Your Training Program

eFront

Also included in these evaluations are the ‘intangibles’ – performance metrics that aren’t based on any quantifiable indicators per se; but rather are observable behaviors and competencies required for an employee to do the job well. And for the sake of this post, we will stick to the most commonly used methodology – the Kirkpatrick Model. These levels are reactionary feedback, learning checks, observation of behavioral changes, and produced results.

Business Impact of Learning: What is Customer Experience Worth to You?

Talented Learning

Noting that she was new to the job, Kayla warned us that she might not be able to help, but she would try. Let’s quickly calculate the immediate business impact to the winery (known to L&D professionals as “ Level 4 ” on the Kirkpatrick Training Evaluation Model ) as a result of Kayla’s poor performance (or Kirkpatrick “ Level 3″ ): Our visit to the winery generated revenue of about $100.

Levels of Design

Clark Quinn

In a recent conversation, we were talking about the Kirkpatrick model, and a colleague had an interesting perspective that hadn’t really struck me overtly. Kirkpatrick is widely (not widely enough, and wrongly) used as an evaluation tool, but he talked about using it as a design tool, and that perspective made clear for me a problem with our approaches. So, there’s a lot of debate about the Kirkpatrick model, whether it helps or hinders the movement towards good learning.

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Metrics for Measuring Training Effectiveness

KnowledgeCity

Otherwise, you will just be supplying training that has no relevance or value to employees’ jobs. The tried-and-true Kirkpatrick evaluation method was developed in the 1950’s by University of Wisconsin professor Donald Kirkpatrick. Behavior – understand how the course has impacted learner’s performance and attitudes. This may be well and good, but has all this training produced results on-the-job?

Why it’s more critical than ever to measure learning effectiveness in 2021

Docebo

That they’re retaining knowledge, are confident on the job, and are applying what they’ve learned to improve their job performance. Without a doubt, last year threw everyone for a pretty unexpected loop. You thought I was going to say unprecedented, didn’t you? That’s so 2020.)

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On Talent Development Reporting principles

Matrix

In this field, effectiveness has been measured by Kirkpatrick’s four levels and lately by Jack Philips ’ fifth one (having to do with the ROI of learning). Level 3 measures the real application of that knowledge or change in behavior. Have you learned anything new today?

What L&D professionals need to know about impact mapping

Matrix

Going forward to the job performance tier, we should find information about how the learning objectives will improve employee behavior and bring positive results in their job roles. Read more: Measuring training effectiveness — the Kirkpatrick model.