Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement: An Introduction to Practice

Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Program Evaluation and Performance Management, 3rd Edition, by James C. McDavid, Irene Huse and Laura R. Hawthorn. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement offers a conceptual and practical introduction to program evaluation and performance measurement for public and non-profit organizations. The authors cover the performance management cycle in organizations, which includes: strategic planning and resource allocation; program and policy design; implementation and management; and the assessment and reporting of results.

The Third Edition has been revised to highlight the current economic, political, and socio-demographic context within which evaluators are expected to work, and includes dynamic public policy exemplars such as the evaluation of body-worn police cameras.

“Finally, a text that successfully brings together quantitative and qualitative methods for program evaluation.”

–Kerry Freedman, Northern Illinois University


We gratefully acknowledge James C. McDavid, Irene Huse, and Laura R. Hawthorn for writing an excellent text, creating the PowerPoint decks, and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Hope Cornelis of Colorado State University for preparing the journal article selection and other instructor resources on this site.