Prek-12 Educational Evaluation

DVR TIG Week: Meet Them Where They Are: Adjusting Data Visualization to Resonate with K–12 Evaluation Stakeholders by Rachel L. Schechter

My name is  Rachel Schechter, Director of Research at Lexia Learning Systems LLC, A Rosetta Stone company. At Lexia, our mission is to improve student literacy by leveraging technology to personalize learning and simplify the use of data to drive instruction. The research team at Lexia is committed to evaluating the efficacy and validity of …

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LAWG Week: Cleveland Rocks! by Matt Linick

My name is Matt Linick, and I am the Executive Director of Research and Evaluation at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). We are excited that the American Evaluation Association is coming to Cleveland this year! As many embedded researchers and evaluators in school districts know, we are often under-resourced and over-committed, so partnering with …

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CREATE Week: Project-Based Learning by Daina Lieberman

Hi!  My name is Daina Lieberman, English teacher and International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYC) Coordinator at South Lakes High School in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia.  I am also a recent graduate of the Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies program at The George Washington University.  Today I’d like to provide some …

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CREATE Week: The Definition of Insanity by John Fischetti

This is John Fischetti, Dean of Education/Head of School, at the University of Newcastle in Australia. We are one of Australia’s largest providers of new teachers and postgraduate degrees for current educators. We are committed to equity and social justice as pillars of practice, particularly in evaluation and assessment. Lessons Learned: It is with that equity …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: Applying Developmental Evaluation in the Education Sector by Chad Green and Keiko Kuji-Shikatani

Hi, I’m Chad Green, program analyst at Loudoun County Public Schools in northern Virginia.  Over the past year I’ve been seeking developmental evaluation (DE) practitioners in school districts throughout the U.S. and abroad. Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Keiko Kuji-Shikatani (C.E.) who is an educator and internal evaluator with the Ontario Ministry of …

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Ed Eval Week: Evaluation Capacity Building of Pre-service Teachers by Garima Bansal

My name is Garima Bansal, a faculty member at University of Delhi, India where I teach a course on Assessment Education to teacher candidates enrolled in the Bachelors of Education (B.Ed) program. By reading DeLuca, Chavez, Bellara, & Cao’s paper featured in the journal The Teacher Educator in 2013 on pedagogies that inform assessment education, I …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: The Importance of High Quality Relationships for Promoting Use by Dana Wanzer and Tiffany Berry

Hello! We are Dana Linnell Wanzer, evaluation doctoral student, and Tiffany Berry, research associate professor, from the Youth Development Evaluation Lab at Claremont Graduate University. Today we are going to discuss the importance of high quality relationships with practitioners in evaluations. “In the absence of strong relationships and trust, partnerships usually fail.” -Henrick, Cobb, Penuel, …

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Ed Eval Week: Recruiting and Working with Out-of-School-Time (OST) Programs by Andrea Beesley

Hello, I’m Andrea Beesley, managing director in the education division at IMPAQ International, Through reliable evidence, IMPAQ helps governments, businesses, foundations, nonprofits, and universities enhance their programs and policies. Our primary markets are health, workforce development, social programs, education, and international development. Our experience evaluating out-of-school-time (OST) curricula has given us the opportunity to work …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: Using Social Network Analysis to evaluate professional development for teachers by Valerie Ehrlich, Tim Leisman, Micela Leis, and Jeff Kosovich

Hello AEA 365! We are the Societal Advancement Insights & Impact team at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. (Valerie Ehrlich, Tim Leisman, Micela Leis, and Jeff Kosovich.) Professional networks among teachers play an important role in K-12 settings, where certain network characteristics have been linked to improved teacher practices and student outcomes. …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: Educational evaluation: A Diverse Field of Inquiry by Kelly Murphy

Hello! I am Kelly Murphy, chair of the  PreK–12 Educational Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG)  and a senior research scientist at Child Trends. Welcome to our TIG’s sponsored AEA365 week! This week we are sharing lessons learned, evaluation tips, and resources for evaluators who work in PreK–12 educational evaluation. When people think about the educational …

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