DEFINITION 1: An evaluation carried out by evaluators external to the entity evaluated.
SOURCE: TESE (Thesaurus for Education Systems in Europe), Eurydice, 2009
DEFINITION 2: An evaluation which is performed by persons outside the organisation responsible for the intervention itself.
SOURCE: Glossary of Evaluation Terms, UK Evaluation Society
RELATED TERMS: evaluation, internal evaluation, impact evaluation, process evaluation, self-assessment, self-evaluation