Brian Yates on Doing Cost-Inclusive Evaluation – Part I: Measuring Costs

Hi! I’m Brian Yates, Professor in the Department of Psychology, and Director of the Program Evaluation Research Laboratory (PERL), at American University in Washington, DC. I’ve also been the AEA Treasurer for the past 3 years, and am looking forward to serving for 3 more. I’ve included cost as well as outcome measures in my …

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Susan Kistler on Locating Grants and RFPs

My name is Susan Kistler, AEA’s Executive Director, and contributor of each Saturday’s aea365 post. Last June, I wrote about Funding Opportunities for Evaluators. Today, I want to expand a bit in that arena. Over the past six months, we’ve been working to improve our listening and identifying processes, to find evaluation Requests for Proposals …

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Scribing: Lisa Dillman on Taking Control of Your Evaluation Career

My name is Lisa Dillman and I am a graduate student at UCLA. I served as a session scribe at Evaluation 2010, and attended session number 529: Taking Control of Your Evaluation Career. I chose to attend this skill building workshop because I have both a research and personal interest in how people come to …

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Mario Lurig on Safeguarding Your Data Sharing

My name is Mario Lurig, and I am the Technical Training Manager at SurveyGizmo, leading documentation, webinars, and other methods for educating evaluators on using our online survey tool. Regardless of how you collect evaluation data, the data collected requires protection and careful handling to ensure that the results from your respondents are kept in …

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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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