Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication


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This document is WC092, one of a series of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date December 2009. Visit the EDIS Web site at


This EDIS publication is designed to provide an overview of the Targeting Outcomes of Programs (TOP) Model (Rockwell & Bennett, 2004) of program planning and evaluation, define the levels for assessing program performance, and to identify evaluation strategies appropriate for measuring program performance at each level. Extension faculty may find this publication to be helpful when determining how to measure the performance of their educational programs.