John LaVelle on OERL, PARE and Video Library

My name is John LaVelle, I’m a doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University.  I’ve been in a lot of evaluation courses, and these are some of the resources I’ve learned about from my faculty and other students.

Rad Resource:  One of the sites I learned about in class is called the Online Evaluation Resource Library.  The OERL features plans, instruments, and reports that have been used to conduct evaluations of projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  It also contains glossaries of evaluation terminology, criteria for best practices, and scenarios illustrating how evaluation resources can be used and adapted.

Rad Resource: Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation (PARE) is an on-line journal supported, in part, by the Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at the University of Maryland, College Park. Its purpose is to provide education professionals access to refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice, especially at the local education agency level.

Rad Resource: A final resource is hosted by CGU, and that’s the Online Video Library.  Many prominent psychologists and evaluators have spoken at CGU over the years, and a lot of their presentations have been recorded and made available free of charge.  The lectures and presentations touch on a wide range topics such as Empowerment Evaluation, Evaluation as a force for Democracy, as well as the state of science in society.  The videos range from 20 to 90 minutes.

This contribution is from the aea365 Daily Tips blog, by and for evaluators, from the American Evaluation Association. Please consider contributing – send a note of interest to

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.