Ioana Munteanu on Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Policy and Analysis

Hello everyone. My name is Ioana Munteanu, and I am a Social Science Analyst with the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Policy and Analysis. The Smithsonian consists of 19 Museums and the National Zoo; 9 Research Centers; and many other centers, programs and projects. Central to the Office of Policy and Analysis mission is to assist …

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Susan Kistler on Must Read Books for Evaluators

My name is Susan Kistler, I am the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association, and I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. Today, I’m going to draw from a discussion on AEA’s LinkedIn Group. Three months ago, Michelle Baron asked “What are the top 5 must-read books for evaluators?” I encourage you to review …

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Lisa Bertrand on External Evaluation: Preparing for the Process of Program Accreditation

Hi, I’m Lisa Bertrand, professor of educational leadership at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO.  For the past three years, I have facilitated the external evaluation process in our department as we prepared for accreditation with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), state accreditation within Missouri, and finally with our …

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Camesha Hill-Carter on Looking at Assessment in a Different Light

My name is Dr. Camesha Hill-Carter and I teach Teacher Education Methods in Reading Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In Teacher Education, we often come across three types of assessments: diagnostic, formative, and summative. Regardless of the assessment, teachers often lose sight of what the data …

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Mary Talbut on Testing What You Teach

My name is Mary Harriet Talbut and I am an instructor at Southeast Missouri State University in the Middle and Secondary Education Department.  I work with pre-service middle and secondary teachers in all content areas.  While a classroom social studies teacher, I was privileged to be part of a professional development program that worked with …

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Steve Fleming on Using Data Visualization to Communicate with Stakeholders

My name is Steve Fleming, and I am a Senior Systems Analyst for the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) in Austin, TX. NCEA is a department of ACT, Inc., a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people achieve education and workplace success. NCEA builds the capacity of educators and leaders to create educational systems of …

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Cathy Bear on Using Standards-Based Self Assessment to Build Effective School Leaders

Hello! My name is Cathy Bear, and I am an assistant professor in the School of Education at Maryville University in St. Louis. I serve as one of four full-time faculty members in the educational leadership programs at both the master and doctoral levels. Rad Resource: The Master of Arts and EdD in Educational Leadership …

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Susan Kistler on Leveraging Digital Assets

My name is Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and contributor of each Saturday’s post to aea365. The recent weeks have been full of opportunities for leveraging virtual relationships and digital assets to strengthen our community of practice. Hot Tip – Help others to make the leap between the real you and the …

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Michelle Baron on What Evaluators Have to Be Thankful For

Hi, my name is Michelle Baron. I am the Associate Director of The Evaluators’ Institute, an evaluation training organization, and the chair of the curating team for aea365. On this Thanksgiving Day in the United States, there are many things for which evaluators have to be thankful. Four topics come readily to mind: 1. Automation: …

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Kylie Hutchinson on Group Facilitation

My name is Kylie Hutchinson. I am an independent evaluation consultant and trainer with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. I am also a regular facilitator of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills Series course. When I first started my evaluation practice, I was concerned that my statistical skills would be weak. Instead, I quickly learned …

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