Hi! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s lead curator, and sometimes Saturday contributor. From time to time I write about various aspects of our association, events or learning opportunities AEA offers. To date however, I haven’t written about the policy advocacy that AEA engages in, and this is critically important work.
According to our site:
AEA is committed to the development and adoption of evaluation policies in program development that ensure the sound, context-sensitive use of evaluation and engagement of evaluators. While evaluation can help inform substantive policies in a wide range of areas, and this is a recognized central purpose for much evaluation, influencing substantive policy is not the emphasis of this effort. Instead, the effort is focused on evaluation policies.
AEA has developed numerous policy statements addressing educational accountability, cultural competence, reaction to the White House’s guidance on evaluation, an evaluation roadmap for more effective government and much more. An Evaluation Policy Task Force appointed by the AEA Board of Directors assists AEA “in developing an ongoing capability to influence evaluation policies that are critically important to the practice of evaluation.”
You can find updates and policy news on the site as well.
Stay in the know! Check out AEA’s policy advocacy work!
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