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Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra on Person-Centered Evaluation: Aging and Disability Services

Hello, we are Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Developmental Disability Evaluation and Research (CDDER). We have designed and conducted a number of evaluations of programs and projects for elders and people with disabilities. In this post, we focus on the topic of person-centered evaluations. We have …

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NA TIG Week: Sue Hamann on Tips for Novice Needs Assessors

Hello, my name is Sue Hamann. I work at the National Institutes of Health as a Science Evaluation Officer, and I teach program evaluation to graduate students. Today I’m providing tips to novices in needs assessment (NA). Hot Tips: Use the original definition of needs. The original definition of NA is the measurement of the …

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BLP Week: Ellen Steiner on Energy Efficient Evaluation

My name is Ellen Steiner, Director of Market Research and Evaluation at Energy Market Innovations, a research-based consultancy focused on strategic program design and evaluation for the energy efficiency industry – we work to create an energy future that is sustainable for coming generations. Lessons Learned: An increasingly common practice… In energy efficiency program evaluations, …

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Tom Archibald and Jane Buckley on Evaluative Thinking: The ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ of Evaluation Capacity Building and Evaluation Practice

Hi, we are Tom Archibald and Jane Buckley with the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation. Among other initiatives, we work in partnership with non-formal educators to build evaluation capacity. We have been exploring the idea of evaluative thinking, which we believe is an essential, yet elusive, ingredient in evaluation capacity building (ECB). Below, we …

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NA Week: Sue Hamann on Including Intended Service Recipients in Needs Assessment and Program Planning

Hello, my name is Sue Hamann, and I work at the National Institutes of Health. Today I will share some tips about including intended service recipients in needs assessment and program planning. Lessons Learned: Although leading authorities recommend the inclusion of intended service recipients, that is, those persons who have a need to be met …

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Laura Plybon on the Value of Evidence-Based Academic Assessment Tools

My name is Laura Plybon. I am currently the Director of Assessment and Instructional Design for Drury University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies in Springfield, Missouri.  In addition to conducting academic assessments for the graduate programs at Drury, I also develop and implement assessment initiatives to improve instructional practices for those adult students who …

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