AaEA Social Event Accountability Standards 2/2/2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location TBD- Stay tuned!
“There’s no perfect evaluation, just the one that’s the right fit for this evaluation’s purpose, user, and use.” Tom Chapel, CDC’s chief evaluation officer and AEA board member, says some version of this in every “Eval 101” course he teaches. Indeed, “utility” is one of the five standards by which we judge our evaluations. Until recently, we only had four standards: utility, feasibility, propriety, and accuracy. In 2011, the Joint Committee on Standards in Educational Evaluation, the body that has set the standards for program evaluation generally (not just in education) since 1994, added “evaluation accountability” to the list of standards we evaluators are expected to uphold.
On February 2, 2016, Sarah Gill (AaEA’s past president) and Ko Hassan will lead a discussion about our newest standard. We’ll talk about how we document our work as well as how we adopt a meta-evaluative approach to ensure that our evaluations are the best fit possible and in keeping with standards. In light of trends away from formal evaluation reports and toward more tailored methods for disseminating findings, the question of how we document our work is particularly salient.
Mix and mingle at 5:30 pm. Programming starts promptly at 6:00 pm.
The event is open and free for members and nonmembers.
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