ICCE TIG Week: 2019: ICCE TIG year-in-review by Shawna Hoffman and Xiaoxia Newton

Hello AEA colleagues – Shawna Hoffman and Xiaoxia Newton here.  In 2019, we served as the leadership of the International and Cross Cultural Evaluation (ICCE) Topical Interest Group (TIG) along with our colleague Mishkah Jakoet. With the New Year upon us, we’re taking this opportunity to reflect back on the TIG in 2019, and to …

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CREATE Week: Using the Problem-Solving Wheel to Prioritize Solutions by Abby Woods

As a school leader for more than 15 years, having the ability to quickly problem solve while including my team has been a vital craft to develop. I’m Abby Woods, a longtime leader in schools working alongside teams to improve educational experiences for students. My current role, besides being a board member for CREATE, is …

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CREATE Week: Assessment Equity: The Needed Shift from Standardization by Sheila Wilson

Hi evaluators, I’m Sheila Wilson, educator, school leader, adjunct professor and passionate enthusiast for amplifying learning. This is my first contribution to the AEA blog, and I am eager to speak to the need for equity with regard to the assessment of students. The call for performance assessments did not come from concerns of equal …

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CREATE Week: Effective Evaluation Begins with Understanding the Scales of Measurement by Jacqueline Craven

Greetings to all in 2020! I am Jacqueline Craven, and as the Doctoral Program Coordinator and Associate Professor at Delta State University, one of my responsibilities is to evaluate the program for CAEP accreditation purposes. In doing so, the basic knowledge of the scales of measurement serves time and time again when designing, interpreting, and …

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CREATE Week: CAEP Content Validity Resource and Lessons Learned by Kevin Eakes

Hello teacher education colleagues, particularly those charged with leading accreditation efforts for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). My name is Kevin Eakes and I am the Assistant Dean for the School of Education, Health, & Human Performance at the College of Charleston (CofC) in Charleston, South Carolina. One year ago I …

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CREATE Week: Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Produce Efficient Evaluation Practices by Sean Owen

Hello. I am Sean Owen, PhD, Associate Research Professor and Assessment Manager at the Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU) at Mississippi State University. Founded in 1965, the RCU contributes to Mississippi State University’s mission as a land-grant institution to better the lives of Mississippians by developing curricula and assessments, providing training and learning opportunities for …

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CREATE Week: Creating Evaluation Reports that are 508 Compliant by Stacy Leggett

Hello, my name is Stacy Leggett, and I am a professor at Western Kentucky University.  I also serve on the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness (CREATE) Board.  I work with educational leaders primarily in Kentucky.  In evaluating and writing reports to be posted on the web, I have learned some lessons …

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AaEA Week: Building Evaluation Pro Bono in the Atlanta Community by Charlotte Newman and Lauren Reef

Hi, we are Charlotte Newman and Lauren Reef. We are co-chairs of the Atlanta-area Evaluation Association (AaEA) pro bono committee. AaEA provides free evaluation consulting to local nonprofits through a three-month Evaluation Support Program (ESP). The ESP was created to increase evaluation awareness and capacity across the community by: 1) enabling new and experienced evaluators …

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AaEA Week: Using M&E for Conservation and Peacebuilding by Amanda Woomer

Hi there! I’m Amanda Woomer, a M&E professional and environmental conservation and peacebuilding enthusiast. I am also the co-chair of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association’s M&E Interest Group. Over the last few years, I have worked with organizations like the Center for Conservation Peacebuilding and Conservation International to understand how M&E can support their respective work …

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