SQM.eval: the instrument
for programme evaluations
SQM.eval is an online instrument
for the evaluation of action and funding
A task management tool (like in SQM.project)
helps to organise the process. Sets of preconfigured and
editable tasks and forms - which rely on many years of evaluation experience in different European countries - help to design an appropriate
evaluation process in a short period of time.
As in all SQM instruments the SQM analysis framework provides a coherent
structure for the different steps. A variety
of forms and tools make it easy to involve external expertise and groups of
The built-in SQM evaluation procedures allow to considerably reduce the
required effort for evaluations by transforming the usually long list of
required evaluation questions into a limited number of elementary
SQM.eval facilitates the cooperation
of teams of geographically dispersed evaluators from disciplines by
providing a common framework, excellent overview thanks to a central
database and advanced workflow functionalities.
SQM.eval (SQM evaluation) will be available early in 2004.
The use of SQM online instruments is governed by licenses. For such a
license SQM-praxis charges a price which depends on the duration, on the
instrument and on the performance parameters that have been agreed.
The establishment of a license includes the appointment of an
"administrator" who governs its use. He, in turn, can appoint
"editors" with specific and differentiated reading and editing
rights. Every user of the system has to identify himself by a personal
An SQM.eval license is characterised
by the number of projects that can be carried out with it (the administrator
fills in a list) and by the number of tasks that can be handled in one
SQM-praxis will offer a range of standard licenses of different sizes. In
order to ensure a good reputation of the product, the administrators of
larger licenses will have to participate in appropriate training courses.