Prek-12 Educational Evaluation

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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THE WISCONSIN IDEA IN ACTION: A Networked Improvement Community Forum for Participatory Evaluation by Steve Kimball

I am Steve Kimball, a researcher and evaluator with the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative at the UW-Madison, Wisconsin Center for Education Research. We have recently embraced a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) approach to learn from and with schools using varying approaches to personalized learning. I have been intrigued with the implications of the NIC concept as …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: Learning through Living—Living History, That Is! by Leigh M. Tolley

Hello, everyone! I’m Leigh M. Tolley, Visiting Assistant Professor, Secondary Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) and Chair of the PreK-12 Educational Evaluation TIG. I have been extremely fortunate to become involved with the Vermilionville Education Enrichment Partnership, or VEEP, an academic service learning collaboration between Vermilionville, a living history museum …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: GIS Mapping Results in R! by Carrie Wiley and Matt Reeder

Hi! Our names are Carrie Wiley and Matt Reeder and we are Senior Research Scientists at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO). We would like to share an abbreviated version of our demonstration session presented at the 2016 annual meeting in Atlanta on how to create map data in R. It sounds like a daunting …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: Using Tables Effectively in Grant Proposals by Kate LaVelle and Judith Rhodes

Greetings! We are Kate LaVelle, Research Associate, and Judith Rhodes, Associate Professor of Research, from the Office of Social Service Research and Development (OSSRD) at Louisiana State University. At OSSRD we write large federal grants to support educational, place-based initiatives for school districts and communities with significant need in southern Louisiana. In this post, we …

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