Kirkpatrick Training Evaluation Model:
Measuring Training Effectiveness

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Donald Kirkpatrick is Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin in North America and a past president of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). He is best known for creating a highly influential model for training evaluation, consisting of four levels of learning evaluation. Kirkpatrick's ideas were first published in 1959, in a series of articles in the US Training and Development Journal but are better known from a book he published in 1975 entitled, "Evaluating Training Programs".
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The Kirkpatrick's evaluation model measures training effectiveness at four levels:

  1. Reaction - what the learners thought and felt about the training’s value

  2. Learning - the resulting increase in knowledge or capability

  3. Behavior - extent of behavior and capability improvement and implementation/application

  4. Results - the effects on the business or environment resulting from the learners' performance

For in-depth detail on this evaluation model see the Kirkpatrick Evaluation Model, or visit the Kirkpatrick Partners website, the official site of the Kirkpatrick Model.


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