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DOVP Week: Pat Campbell on Diversity, Evaluation, and Better Data

I’m Pat Campbell, president of Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.  Under NSF funding, Eric Jolly, president of the Science Museum of  Minnesota and I, with the help of a lot of friends, have been generating research-based tips, such as those below, to improve the accuracy of data collection, the quality of the analysis and the appropriateness of …

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DOVP Week: Linda Thurston on Evaluating Teacher Performance Must Include Students from Vulnerable Populations

Hello from Kansas, the nation’s breadbasket!  I am Linda Thurston, Associate Dean of the College of Education at Kansas State University and long-time member of AEA. I am the 2013 co-chair of AEA’s Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations (DOVP) TIG.  DOVP welcomes you to a week of aea365 articles focused on information and resources to help …

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June Gothberg on How Potent Presentations Changed my Presentation Worldview

Greetings this is June Gothberg, Senior Researcher at Western Michigan University.  A few years ago, I became involved with AEA’s Potent Presentations Initiative and worked with Stephanie Evergreen to include universal design principles.  I currently hold a position on the p2i advisory board.  What I didn’t anticipate when I started working with the group is …

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Fatima Frank and Greg Lestikow on Using a Participatory Ranking Methodology in Focus Groups for Sensitive Topics

Hello, we are Greg Lestikow, CEO and Fatima Frank, Project Manager of evalû, a small consulting firm that focuses exclusively on rigorous evaluations of social and economic development initiatives.  We champion impact evaluation that maintains academic rigor but is based entirely on our clients’ need to improve strategic and operational effectiveness and increase profitability. In …

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Wendy Tackett and Joseph Trommater on Local Evaluation Capacity Building

Hi! I’m Wendy Tackett, President of iEval, an evaluation consulting firm in Michigan, and I’m Joseph Trommater, Project Director for S.P.A.R.K.S., a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs) program funded in northern Michigan through the Michigan Department of Education. iEval serves as the external evaluators for S.P.A.R.K.S. and has maintained that relationship for ten years. …

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Abhik Roy, Kristin Hobson, and Chris Coryn on the Scriven Number

Hi, we’re Abhik Roy and Kristin A. Hobson, students and Doctoral Associates (we know what you’re thinking…wow…they must be rich) in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation (IDPE) at Western Michigan University (WMU), and Dr. Chris L. S. Coryn, Professor of Evaluation, Measurement, and Research and Director of the IDPE (our boss…please tell him to pay …

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Cheryl Poth on Building Capacity for Mixed Methods Evaluation

I’m Cheryl Poth and I am an assistant professor at the Centre for Applied Studies in Measurement and Evaluation in the department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. My area of research is focused on how developmental evaluators build evaluation capacity within their organizations. My use of …

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Annaliese Calhoun on Measuring Sustainability Capacity and Planning for Long Term Success

Hi, I’m Annaliese Calhoun, Project Manager at the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis. My team has been developing the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool, a new tool designed to help programs to rate their sustainability capacity. We define sustainability capacity as the ability to maintain programming and its benefits …

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Karen Vocke on Migrant Evaluation

My name is Karen Vocke, an English Education professor at Western Michigan University.  My work has long focused on migrant farm worker education at multiple levels—families, educators, and programming. Migrant workers are often referred to as the “invisible people” because of their status as one of America’s most marginalized, vulnerable, and undereducated populations. These families’ …

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