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Starting at the End: Measuring Learning Using Retrospective Pre-Post Evaluations by Debi Lang and Judy Savageau

Hello! We are Debi Lang and Judy Savageau from the Center for Health Policy and Research at UMass Medical School. Earlier this year, Debi published a post on how program-specific learning objectives can help measure student learning to demonstrate program impact. Today’s post shows how to measure whether training or professional development programs are meeting …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: Catherine Callow-Heusser on Using Retrospective Assessments of Knowledge and Skills When Pretest Data Are Not Available

Hi! My name is Catherine Callow-Heusser, Ph.D., President of EndVision Research and Evaluation. I served as the evaluator of a 5-year Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) funded personnel preparation grant. The project trained two cohorts of graduate students, each completing a 2-year Master’s level program. When the grant was funded, our first task was …

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Andrea Crews-Brown, Tom McKlin, Brandi Villa and Shelly Engelman on Analysis of Retrospective Surveying

Hi!  This is Andrea Crews-Brown, Tom McKlin, and Brandi Villa with SageFox Consulting Group, a privately owned evaluation firm with offices in Amherst, MA and Atlanta, GA, and Shelly Engelman with the School District of Philadelphia. Today we’d like to share results of a recent survey analysis. Lessons Learned: Retrospective vs. Traditional Surveying Evaluators typically implement …

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Ed Eval Week: Shelly Engelman and Brandi Campbell on The Advantages of Using Retrospective Surveys

Hi! This is Shelly Engelman and Brandi Campbell with The Findings Group, LLC, a private evaluation firm in Atlanta, GA. Evaluators typically implement pre/post surveys to assess programmatic impact on participants.  However, pre/post surveys are plagued by challenges: 1. Participants have difficulty responding to the “pre” survey items because they have little knowledge of the …

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