"This is a thesaurus of terms used in evaluation. It is not restricted in scope to educational or program evaluation. It refers to product and personnel and proposal evaluation as well as to quality control and the grading of work samples. The text contains practical suggestions and procedures, comments and criticisms, as well as definitions and distinctions. The criteria for inclusion of an entry were that at least a few participants in workshops or classes requested it; a short account was possible; the account was found useful; or the author thought it should be included for the edification or amusement of professionals and/or amateurs. Only key references are provided. The scholar may find more references in the few that are given as that was a criterion for selection."