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MSI Fellowship Week: Teaching about Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE): What we can learn from listening to our students by Darla Scott

Greetings! This is Darla Scott and I participated as an AEA 2018 MSI Fellow.  I also enjoy serving as an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program at Bowie State University. At Bowie State University, we maintain a specialist-level three year NASP-approved program that focuses on creating culturally competent school psychologists, and I have the …

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The 2019 Call for AEA365 Blog Posts by Sheila B Robinson

Greetings aea365 readers AND authors! I’m Sheila B Robinson, Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. Recently, I wrote this post asking what you would like to read on aea365 in 2019. Thanks to those who offered ideas! Now, I’m writing to ask YOU to consider contributing on one of these, or any other evaluation-related topics. Lesson Learned: Readers …

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NME Week: Building Partnerships in Sexual Violence Prevention by Nancy Breton

Hello AEA! My name is Nancy Breton, and I am the Sexual Violence Prevention Evaluator with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). Much of my work focuses on ensuring state-funded sexual violence prevention education programs within New Mexico middle and high schools are effective, impactful, and sustainable. Over time, I noticed themes of behavior …

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NME Week – Introducing Evaluation: A View from One Museum by Tamara Grybko

Hi, I’m Tamara Grybko, Program Data & Evaluation Manager at Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum in Albuquerque, NM. I’m also a member of the New Mexico Evaluators Board. I developed an interest in evaluation early on, and I have grown my evaluation skills while serving in various roles in a number of informal learning …

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NME Week: The Importance of Being Present by Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes here from Albuquerque, NM where I serve on research faculty at the Cradle to Career Policy Institute of the University of New Mexico and as current president of the New Mexico Evaluators. Almost a century and a quarter ago, Oscar Wilde wrote the farcical comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, in which his …

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NME Week: “View From Inside”: A Brief Guidebook to Internal Evaluation by Deborah Good

Hi, I’m Deborah Good, Director of Organizational Learning and Research for a nonprofit called Future Focused Education. Our organization works toward individual and system changes, always with an eye toward our city’s most vulnerable young people. We run a paid internship program for high school students, support a network of innovative schools, elevate student voices, …

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NME Week: New Mexico (NM) Evaluators Week by Kathryn Lowerre

Greetings! I’m Kathryn Lowerre, communications co-chair at NM Evaluators (www.nmeval.org) and evaluator for the Drug Overdose Prevention Program at the NM Department of Health. Following the lead of fellow affiliates (like our neighbor, AZENet), we’re sponsoring a week of blogs around evaluation in NM. In 2019, NM Evaluators is building from our October 2018 annual …

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About Evaluation Matrixes by Sara Vaca

Hi, I am Sara Vaca (Independent Evaluator and Saturday’s contributor to this blog). One concern evaluators and commissioners share is how to operationalize the evaluation questions.  That is: how to articulate that the link between the evaluation questions (what we want to know or confirm) and the data collection (what we are actually asking and …

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Getting Great Data Week: Assessing Organizational Data Quality by Morgan Buras-Finlay and Eric Barela

Howdy, fellow evaluators! We are Morgan Buras-Finlay and Eric Barela, Salesforce.Org’s Measurement & Evaluation team. In our post today, we will share what we’ve learned through our experience working in and providing support to the nonprofit sector, especially direct service and education organizations. In our experience, organizational data quality is most often a reflection of …

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