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Cathy Bear on Using Standards-Based Self Assessment to Build Effective School Leaders

Hello! My name is Cathy Bear, and I am an assistant professor in the School of Education at Maryville University in St. Louis. I serve as one of four full-time faculty members in the educational leadership programs at both the master and doctoral levels. Rad Resource: The Master of Arts and EdD in Educational Leadership …

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David Urias on the Analysis of Photo Journaling

My name is David Urias. I am the Founding Director of the Evaluation Research Network at Drexel University. In an earlier posting, I shared the basic concepts of photo journaling. This time, I want to talk about the value and process of using photo journaling as an evaluative tool of student participant growth trajectories. Hot …

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Deepa Valvi on the Strategic Evaluation Planning Process

My name is Deepa Valvi, and I am the Lead Evaluator for the Kentucky Asthma Program–which is a part of the Respiratory Diseases Program. The Kentucky Asthma Program is a CDC-funded program to address asthma in Kentucky–mainly by the goals of establishing a surveillance system, reducing morbidity due to asthma, increasing self-management education on asthma …

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Leland Lockhart on Cross Classified Random Effects Models in Evaluation

My name is Leland Lockhart, and I am a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin and a research assistant at ACT, Inc.’s National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA).  The NCEA is a department of ACT, Inc., a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people achieve education and workplace success. NCEA builds the capacity …

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Lacie Barber on Survey Methodology Tips for Improving Quantitative Data Quality

Hi, my name is Lacie Barber and I am the Statistics Counselor at Smith College in the Spinelli Center for Quantitative Learning. I have a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a minor in Research Methodology. Many researchers and practitioners work hard to develop and/or select psychometrically sound quantitative measures for their projects. Unfortunately, less attention …

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Felix Blumhardt on Simplifying the Data Collection Process with User-Friendly Workbooks

My name is Felix Blumhardt and I am a Lead Evaluator at The Evaluation Group, an independent evaluation firm in Columbia, SC. My colleague, Michael Pesant, and I have had the pleasure of working with a Teacher Quality Partnership Project over the last year and one of the challenges that we have come across has …

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David Urias on a Unique Reflective Tool as an Evaluative Component

My name is David Urias. I am the Founding Director of the Evaluation Research Network at Drexel University. I would like to introduce you to the value and process of using photo journaling as an evaluative tool of student participant growth trajectories in a variety of learning experiences. Photo Journaling enables participants to express, capture, …

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S Mooshegian on Making the Most Out of Kirkpatrick’s Lvl 1 Measurement in the Classroom

Hi, my name is Stephanie Mooshegian, and I am an Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies at Saint Louis University. My doctoral studies were in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a minor in Research Methods, and I am pleased to have been introduced to AEA. Most of you are probably familiar with Kirkpatrick’s four level framework for program …

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Steve Kymes on Incorporating Economic Evaluation into Program Evaluation

My name is Steve Kymes and I am the Director of the Center for Economic Evaluation in Medicine (CEEM) at Washington University in St. Louis. At CEEM, we assist investigators conducting clinical or community based research design, and implement and conduct cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies. While it may often seem that conducting valid and credible …

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