Sheila Robinson

Calling all aea365 readers: What do YOU want to read more about in 2020? by Sheila B Robinson

Hello Loyal aea365 readers! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with one question for you: What is it that YOU would like to read about on this blog? I first posted this article in 2015 (and every year since) and we receive excellent responses from readers each time it is published. I typically …

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ICCE TIG Week: Cross-analysis of evaluation reports for broader learning by Sandra Nkusi

Greetings from Toronto! I’m Sandra Nkusi, an Impact Measurement and Evaluation Analyst with the Ontario Trillium Foundation in Ontario, Canada. Lessons Learned: As the field of evaluation has matured and program evaluations have become more commonplace, a major challenge that I – and, I’m sure, many of you  – have encountered, is the ability to …

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ICCE TIG Week: Innovative M&E: testing interactive voice response (IVR) for rapid, mobile data collection by Nichelle Walton

Hello, I’m Nichelle Walton, Senior Associate – Organizational Performance at the Rockefeller Foundation, based in New York City.  In 2019, the Rockefeller Foundation launched a pilot test of interactive voice response (IVR) to enable rapid, mobile data collection about its programs. Mobile data collection is attractive as a supplement to more traditional M&E approaches because …

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ICCE TIG Week: Reflecting on evaluators’ responsibilities for social change by Rosie Emerson

Greetings from beautiful New Hampshire! I am Rosie Emerson—a Kenyan external evaluator of international development programs (mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa).  I have led over 50 evaluation projects and in this post, I would like to share some overarching lessons from my experiences:  Programs should stop trying to “boil an ocean”: Too often, development programs have …

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ICCE TIG Week: The evolution from evaluators to evaluative thinkers: evaluative thinking with the Open Government Partnership by Kari Selander, Emma Jones, Soren Vester Haldrup and Claire Hutchings

Hello! We are Kari Selander, Emma Jones, Soren Vester Haldrup and Claire Hutchings. We work at Oxford Policy Management, an international development consultancy with offices in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Here, we reflect on an evaluation we are undertaking  – to share what we’re up to and to ask you to share your …

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ICCE TIG Week: New frontiers in African evaluation by Courtney Bolinson and Tiroyaone Kebalepile

Hi, we are Courtney Bolinson (Independent Evaluator) and Tiroyaone Kebalepile (PhD student at the University of Botswana). At Evaluation 2019 we co-presented on our work utilizing a Made in Africa evaluation (MAE) approach in Kenya and Botswana, respectively. We feel that in order to decolonize evaluation work in Africa, any evaluations that take place on …

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ICCE TIG Week: 2019: ICCE TIG year-in-review by Shawna Hoffman and Xiaoxia Newton

Hello AEA colleagues – Shawna Hoffman and Xiaoxia Newton here.  In 2019, we served as the leadership of the International and Cross Cultural Evaluation (ICCE) Topical Interest Group (TIG) along with our colleague Mishkah Jakoet. With the New Year upon us, we’re taking this opportunity to reflect back on the TIG in 2019, and to …

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CREATE Week: Using the Problem-Solving Wheel to Prioritize Solutions by Abby Woods

As a school leader for more than 15 years, having the ability to quickly problem solve while including my team has been a vital craft to develop. I’m Abby Woods, a longtime leader in schools working alongside teams to improve educational experiences for students. My current role, besides being a board member for CREATE, is …

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CREATE Week: Assessment Equity: The Needed Shift from Standardization by Sheila Wilson

Hi evaluators, I’m Sheila Wilson, educator, school leader, adjunct professor and passionate enthusiast for amplifying learning. This is my first contribution to the AEA blog, and I am eager to speak to the need for equity with regard to the assessment of students. The call for performance assessments did not come from concerns of equal …

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CREATE Week: Effective Evaluation Begins with Understanding the Scales of Measurement by Jacqueline Craven

Greetings to all in 2020! I am Jacqueline Craven, and as the Doctoral Program Coordinator and Associate Professor at Delta State University, one of my responsibilities is to evaluate the program for CAEP accreditation purposes. In doing so, the basic knowledge of the scales of measurement serves time and time again when designing, interpreting, and …

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