Prek-12 Educational Evaluation

Ted Dwyer on Responding to FERPA for Evaluators

My name is Ted Dwyer and I’m the Manager of Evaluations in Hillsborough County Public Schools. I have worked in multiple school districts and have served as the reviewer of external research projects in several districts. Today, I would like to share some of what I have learned and observed about FERPA and some thoughts …

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William Moore on Creating the Foundation for a Data-Driven Culture in Organizations

Hello, I’m William Moore and I am the Director of Research and Measurement at the Institute for Research and Reform in Education (www.irre.org).  IRRE partners with schools, districts, and states to transform public schools into more engaging, rigorous, and caring places for students to learn and teachers to teach. My colleagues and I have spent …

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Scott Cody on the What Works Clearinghouse

Hello, my name is Scott Cody and I’m Deputy Director of the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). I’m also the Associate Director of Human Services Research at Mathematica Policy Research. I’d like to share with you an important resource for researchers, educators, and policy makers. Evaluators know how important study design is to the validity of …

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Leslie Kirby McConnell on Student Data Consent

Greetings!  I am Leslie McConnell, a grants and evaluation specialist at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, a regional education service agency in Pittsburgh, PA. My team and I conduct external evaluations of state, regional, and local educational initiatives for the purposes of accountability and program improvement. If you work with student and program data, it’s critical …

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Jamie Coburn on PreK Data Resources

My name is Jamie Coburn and I recently completed my PhD in Program Planning and Evaluation from Tennessee Tech University (TTU). I am employed in state government as an early childhood consultant. I teach as adjunct faculty for both TTU and Nashville State Community College with both classroom-based and distance-based learners. My primary interest is …

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