Data Visualization and Reporting

Count Your Hearts & Remember to Say Thank You by Timara McCollum

Hello, my name is Timara McCollum, and I am a first-year PhD student in Educational Psychology & Counseling, with a concentration in Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement at the University of TN Knoxville.  I am also heading towards my 4th year in motherhood academy. My eldest daughter will be four soon, and we will welcome our …

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DVR TIG Week: Data Visualization to Communicate Floor and Ceiling Effects for Test Items By Robin Terrell Taylor

I’m Robin Taylor, Principal and Senior Evaluator of RTRES Consulting, a small business established to help STEM programs grow through data-driven evidence. I wanted to share an effective and practical way to demonstrate the range of item difficulties of pre-post-test items. This approach is not intended to demonstrate the validity of a test, but is …

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DVR TIG Week: Tableau’s Map Functionality for Enhancing Dashboards by Billi Shaner

I’m Billi Shaner, Senior M&E Advisor at InformEd International and Co-President of the AEA Local Affiliate in Seattle. At InformEd, we provide evaluation services to international development clients, focusing in the areas of education, health, and livelihoods. For some time, I’ve been intrigued by the potential of Tableau’s platform to encourage our clients to interact …

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DVR TIG Week: Note-Taking with Flair: Drawing Connections by Michaela Anang and Mindelyn Anderson

Hi, I am Michaela Anang, creative spark seeker and Research and Evaluation Assistant at Mirror Group LLC. Hi, I am Mindelyn Anderson, data viz devotee and Founder + Principal of Mirror Group LLC. With the start of a new decade, Mirror Group LLC is doubling down on our commitment to make data accessible, engaging, and …

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DVR TIG Week: How R Has Helped Me Go From Data Viz Dabbler to Data Viz Pro by David Keyes

I’m David Keyes, founder of R for the Rest of Us. In addition to teaching evaluators and others to use R, I also do data visualization work. Before I learned R, I dabbled in data visualization. Now that I use R regularly, I produce a wide range of high-quality data visualization. R has totally transformed …

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DVR TIG Week: Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices 2020: Tips from our dataviz process by Piper Grandjean Targos and Devin Larsen

Hello! We are Piper Grandjean Targos and Devin Larsen of Ascending Edge Creative Evaluation (EdgeEval), and Kat Athanasiades and Albertina Lopez of the Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI). Recently, we collaborated on a report benchmarking foundation evaluation practice. Rad Resource: Check out our hot-off-the-press report, Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices 2020. It offers a window into …

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DVR TIG Week: Journey Mapping: Inspiring Dynamic Participation Through Visual Storytelling by Katherine Haugh and Jenny Nulty (Lyons)

Hello AEA colleagues – Katherine Haugh and Jenny Nulty (Lyons) here. Back in November 2019, we led a session at AEA about using journey mapping as an evaluation tool. We were thrilled to see so much enthusiasm and curiosity about the topic, so below we’ve shared more information and tips for using journey mapping as …

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CREATE Week: Creating Evaluation Reports that are 508 Compliant by Stacy Leggett

Hello, my name is Stacy Leggett, and I am a professor at Western Kentucky University.  I also serve on the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness (CREATE) Board.  I work with educational leaders primarily in Kentucky.  In evaluating and writing reports to be posted on the web, I have learned some lessons …

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AaEa Week: Data Party Prep 101: data placemat and facilitation guide tips for throwing a successful data party by Omoshalewa Bamkole and Caitlin McColloch

Hi! We’re Omoshalewa Bamkole and Caitlin McColloc, Evaluation Fellows in the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD) in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously we shared how DSEPD used data parties to encourage participation in evaluation. In this post, we dive into …

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Visualizing Your Data: Google’s (free) Data Studio by David Fetterman

Hello! I’m David Fetterman, President & CEO, Fetterman & Associates, and past-president of the American Evaluation Association. The message is loud and clear. Stephanie Evergreen, Sheila Robinson, and a host of our esteemed data presentation infographics and data visualization rock stars have effectively communicated: visualizing your data is here to stay. It is useful as …

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