You are currently working as an instructional designer in the training organization of a large widget manufacturing company. Recently, the number of defects in completed widgets has gone up resulting in the need to scrap 6% of the widgets coming off the assembly line. The line manager for the assembly operation is claiming that the training organization is not providing adequate training for the widget operators and that this is the cause of the problem. The company president has asked you to provide the necessary documentation to prove that the training was effective and appropriate by the end of the month. Prepare an evaluation plan for measuring the success of the Widget training.
You will write an evaluation plan showing ways to collect data to meet the 4 levels of Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation. Your plan should discuss the Kirkpatrick model and why each level is important. Be sure to discuss it in terms of transfer of learning. Identify at least 2 means of gathering subjective and objective data, for each level. Out of the 8 evaluation tools you described in your plan, create at least 2 tools you would actually use to gather the data described. Add the created tools to the end of the evaluation plan as an appendix and submit as all one product.