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The evolution of a new theory? Complementary Evaluation

This paper will unpack how the evolving complementary evaluation approach used in New Zealand is responsive, builds the early childhood service's capability, and is proportional to the service's internal evaluation. It also explores how evaluation is used to promote equitable outcomes for Māori,...


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Eval11 Session 244: Reviewing Systematic Reviews: Meta-Analysis of What Works Clearinghouse Computer-Assisted Interventions.

AEA 2011 conference presentation by Andrei Streke and Tsze Chan. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) offers reviews of evidence on broad topics in education, identifies interventions shown by rigorous research to be effective, and develops targeted reviews of interventions. This paper...

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Focus Search - ®2 Waterford Early Reading Level One™1 Words and Concepts2 Total2273 Topic Areatotal #n_expn_cntrln_effct Adolescent Literacy 26970127171425359 Beginning Reading 263613391297151 Early Childhood Education 91044746339 English Language Learners3081731356 Total308241467616148255 Topic AreanMStandard Error95% Lower95% UpperZ-valueP-value Adolescent Literacy310.090.010.070.117.340.00 Beginning Reading330.260.040.180.346.520.00 Early Childhood Education60.120.07-0.010.251.740.14 English Language Learners30.240.12-0.020.502.030.18 Computer-assisted programs Topic n M Q within Q critical a Homogeneity Adolescent Literacy 31 0.09 75.63 43.77 rejected Beginning Reading 33 0.26 61.07 46.19 rejected Early Childhood Education 6 0.12 1.21 11.07 not rejected English Language Learners 3 0.24 9.28 5.99 rejected a p=0.05 significance level 2 1 i i se w = q v se w i i ˆ 1 2 + = Computer-Assisted Programs Topic Area n M Standard Error 95% Lower 95% Upper Z-value P-value Adolescent Literacy 31 0.13 0.03 0.07 0.18 4.56 0.00 Beginning Reading 33 0.28 0.06 0.16 0.40 4.71 0.00 English Language Learners 3 0.30 0.27 -0.23 0.83 1.11 0.38 Topic AreanMStandard Error95% Lower95% UpperZ-valueP-value Adolescent Literacy310.090.010.070.117.340.00 Beginning Reading330.260.040.180.346.520.00 Early Childhood Education60.120.07-0.010.251.740.14 English Language Learners30.240.12-0.020.502.030.18 0.130.280.120.3-0.4-0.200.20.40.60.81Adolescent LiteracyBeginning ReadingEarly Childhood EducationEnglish Language Learners Beginning Reading Type of Programtotal #n_expn_cntrln_effct BR Computer Programs263613391297151 Other BR Programs759140423549224 Total Beginning Reading1022753814846375 Program typeInterventionNumber of studies Computer-Assisted Accelerated Reader/Reading Renaissance2 Programs Auditory Discrimination in Depth® / Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing®2 DaisyQuest6 Earobics4 Failure Free Reading1 Fast ForWord®6 Lexia Reading5 Read Naturally3 Read, Write & Type!


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Session 561 - The Adolescent Family Life Care Demonstration Project: How Context Matters When Evaluating Programs for Adolescent Parents and their Children

#2009Conference #SpecialNeedsPopulations #adolescent-parenting-programs #evaluation-settings #HumanServicesEvaluation #Evaluation2009 #context

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Focus Search - ); phone follow-up for data gathering; cards with main keep in touch number; reminder cards for follow-up; relationship building activities; newsletterDana Keener, PhD Tina Gaudiano, MA, LPC Carolyn Turner, BA 2009 Meeting of the American Evaluation Association November 13, 2009 Middle Tyger Community Center Lyman, SC Est. 1998 in a refurbished abandoned school building Seed money from the Mary Black Foundation Private non-profit organization (501c3) School district is the fiscal agent Multiple organizations and providers located under one roof MTCC High quality early childhood education for children of adolescent mothers has been an anchor program since 1998 Learned early that child care is not enough Added parenting programs Multiple partners Service integration and collaboration Awarded funds in 2006 Just completed 3rd year of five year grant Pregnant or parenting adolescents Spartanburg School District Two or Five Must be less than 19 years of age to enter the program Must be enrolled in an educational program Comparison Group Increase educational attainment Prevent repeat pregnancy Increase immunization adherence Increase developmental assets Monthly home visits Weekly parenting classes Monthly case management Semi-annual family forums Early childhood education (District 5 only) Quasi-experimental, longitudinal design Two treatment groups One with and one without early childhood education One treatment-as-usual comparison group Baseline collected when participants enter the program Follow-ups collected at annual post-partum intervals The work is at the heart of their mission Flexibility to go to clients where they are Culture of service Holistic approach No competing bottom-lines Build partnerships to expand opportunities for recruitment, service delivery, and participation Can’t rely on a captive audience Transportation Multiple service venues increase time, expense, and safety concerns Requires flexible staff / working after hours Maintaining consistency of services Demonstrate your value to the community Make schools your first string partner (superintendent, principals) Serve on local advisory boards Reduce burden on schools/partners Offer multiple opportunities for participation Commitment to evaluation increases our credibility Hire staff who are right for the job Promote an attitude of perseverance Successful evaluation depends on access to the target audience and successful implementation Dr


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884 - Evaluative Tools for Articulating & Monitoring Foundation Strategy

Foundation strategy as defined by the Center for Effective Philanthropy is “a framework for decision making that is focused on the external context in which the foundation works and includes a hypothesized causal connection between use of foundation resources and goal achievement.” The...

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Eval12 Session 789: Multi-Case Study Approach in Capacity Building Programs - Balancing Rigor and Confidentiality

To ensure that evaluation facilitates rather than impedes progress, we used a multi-tier reporting strategy to support both confidentiality and analytical rigor as part of a multi-case study evaluation approach. -- Raul Martinez (Harder+Company), Fontane Lo (Harder+Company), David Dobrowski ...

Multi-Case Study with F5MC.pdf


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Cost-Inclusive Evaluation: Examples from Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Session: 1103 AEA 2015 in Chicago, IL "… You will finish this workshop knowing what "cost studies" all too often are, and what cost-inclusive evaluation can and should be. You will see how evaluations that include resources used the program, plus resources generated by the program, can help...

AEA 2015 presentation.pdf


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Exploring Effective Strategies for Facilitating Evauation Capacity Building

These handouts describe our evaluation capacity building model, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to ECB, as well as detailed descriptions of several capacity building approaches. #TeachingofEvaluation #2009Conference #evaluation #HowTo #capacity #Evaluation2009 ...

AEA 09 ECB Handouts - Final.doc