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Ed Eval Week: Tiffany Berry on Resources for Educational Evaluators

Hello! My name is Tiffany Berry and I am a research associate professor at Claremont Graduate University, associate director of the Claremont Evaluation Center, and the chair for the PreK-12 Educational Evaluation TIG. Welcome to our 3rd annual sponsored AEA365 week, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.

For those who are unfamiliar with our TIG, here is a brief summary of our TIG’s mission, vision and values. Please visit our website for the complete version, along with additional information about our TIG.

Mission: Raise the quality of educational evaluation.

Vision: Foster a close community of educational evaluators, become more responsive to context in education, and maintain high standards for educational evaluation practice.

Values: Relevant, responsive, high quality educational evaluation that reflects our beliefs in social justice, equity, and educating the whole child.

We asked our TIG members to identify important topics in educational evaluation and this week’s posts will reflect several of those topics. Today, I’ll begin our week by sharing a Rad Resource for educational evaluators—our TIG!

Our TIG has a Facebook Page, a Linkedin Page, and a Twitter Account (@PK12EvalTIG) where we share evaluation news, research, Rad Resources and Hot Tips year round!

Hot Tip #1: Connect with us on our social networking sites to stay up to date with current news in education and evaluation.  We also encourage our members to contribute articles, reports or headlines that impact educational evaluation.

Recent posts to our Facebook page include articles and discussion on:

  • using student surveys for teacher evaluation
  • multiple stakeholder perspectives
  • Common Core State Standards

Recent discussions on our LinkedIn page include:

  • sharing the types of work we do as educational evaluators
  • our take-aways from the Evaluation 2012 conference
  • our core values and how we apply them in our work.

Hot Tip #2: Our social networking sites can connect you with other educational evaluators who you can network, share ideas, and collaborate with.

The American Evaluation Association is celebrating Ed Eval TIG Week with our colleagues in the PK12 Educational Evaluation Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to aea365 come from our Ed Eval TIG members. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org. aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.






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