Deshawn Smith on Untangling the Alphabet Soup of Evaluation Acronyms

My name is Deshawn Smith and I am a student and novice evaluator. I’ve been keeping a crib sheet for the past year with acronyms that I came across that were used by evaluators.

Lessons Learned: There is a lot of insider language related to evaluation and used by AEA. Here is a starter list to get through all the acronyms.

Do you have more acronyms to add? Please include them in the comments. I’d like to round out my list.

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3 thoughts on “Deshawn Smith on Untangling the Alphabet Soup of Evaluation Acronyms”

  1. government accountability office (GAO); government performance and results act (GPRA); random digit dialing (RDD); address bases sampling (ABS); total survey error (TSE)

  2. Great post Deshawn! I’d add:

    IOCE: International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation. This is an international association of associations with reps from evaluation associations around the world. It focuses on supporting emerging evaluation associations. http://www.ioce.net/

    Anyone else have other acronyms to add?

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