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Eval14 Expanding the evaluation lens: How to include policy assessment in your evaluation

These written policies can be a valuable source of data when evaluating large-scale initiatives or assessing complex programs; however, policy assessment is a useful tool often overlooked in evaluation

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Focus Search - Handout summarizing 3-step policy assessment process from workshop


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Eval11 Session 985: Performance Evaluation on National Policies and Strategies for Child Development

The evaluation results showed that: context-provincial officers ran the operation as general work, not mission emerged from the strategies; input-the plan was standardized target groups, and its budget was adequately allocated; process-the plans were appropriate and effective, and monitoring and quality assessment were run; effectiveness-the percentage of target group children did not go down as planned; impact-the plan officers concentrated on target group children’s behavior, not skill or proficiency improvement; sustainability-the society needed planned operations and offered help and support for cooperation; transportability-the central national strategies and plans could not operated effectively, so each province was supposed to run its own plans and strategies with supports from the center

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Focus Search - Then other four parts were divided for better model- impact, effectiveness, sustainability and transportability The evaluation results showed that: context-provincial officers ran the operation as general work, not mission emerged from the strategies; input-the plan was standardized target groups, and its budget was adequately allocated; process-the plans were appropriate and effective, and monitoring and quality assessment were run; effectiveness-the percentage of target group children did not go down as planned; impact-the plan officers concentrated on target group children’s behavior, not skill or proficiency improvement; sustainability-the society needed planned operations and offered help and support for cooperation; transportability-the central national strategies and plans could not operated effectively, so each province was supposed to run its own plans and strategies with supports from the center


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Eval11 Session 449: Performance Management in Action: A National Measurement System for Early Childhood Outcomes

The panel also will discuss lessons about the supports and barriers to building a large scale measurement system such as the need for appropriate assessment approaches for accountability measurement with young children and the importance of procedures for improving data quality

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Focus Search - Serve as the organizing structure for states to use as a self assessment of status of their COMS and for planning improvements 11 Early Childhood Outcomes Center Framework and Self-Assessment Framework Set of components and quality indicators Provides the structure for the self-assessment Self- assessment Scale that provides criteria for levels of implementation within each quality indicator Value assigned based on level of implementation within each indicator 12 Early Childhood Outcomes Center Process for Framework Development Built off what we had learned from ECO work with states and previous ECO conceptual framework Literature review Repeated discussion and review internally and with 7 Partner States 13 Early Childhood Outcomes Center Early Childhood Outcomes Center 14 COMS Framework Components Data Collection and Trans-mission Analysis Reporting Using Data Purpose Evaluation Cross-system Coordination 14 The difference between a data system and an outcomes measurement system. 7 Framework Components PURPOSE: State has articulated purpose(s) of COMS


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Eval13 Session 106: Connecting the Dots Between Postsecondary Education Policies and Labor Market Projections

Abstract: When evaluating public policies that promote postsecondary education, evaluators must not forget to assess the practical realities of those policies. In this 21st century, education for the sake of education is no longer a strong criterion to formulate public education policies. ...

AEA 2013 -- Connecting the Dots.pptx



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Assessing the Quality of Local-Level Obesity Prevention Policies: Lessons from Measuring the Strength and Comprehensiveness of Policy Language

The Missouri Foundation for Health currently funds an evaluation of a multi-site obesity prevention initiative. Projects implement physical activity and healthy eating components, including a policy/advocacy component. This paper discusses the application of PolicyLift, a comprehensive, evidence...

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Focus Search - percentage of assessment indicators addressed) and strength (i.e., percentage of indicators addressed with strong language), which is consistent with the assessment of H&AC policies


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Eval11 Poster 161: Performance Management as a tool for Political Prioritization in Local Government

So far, there has been little or no discussion as to how performance management influences political life in local governments. However, especially in local governments there are dilemmas. Given that a well-implemented performance management system creates clear performance indicators at a...

Performance Management in political prioritization.pdf


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Eval11 Session 356: Influencing Evaluation Policy and Evaluation Practice: A Progress Report from the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) Evaluaiton Policy Task Force

As Consultant to the Evaluation Policy Task Force (EPTF), Mr. Grob will facilitate a discussion involving EPTF members and the audience about the recent activities and future plans of the EPTF. This will include a discussion of successes over the last year related to evaluation policy for...

EPTF Update for 2011 AEA Conference.ppt


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Charter School Evaluation: Trends, Challenges, and Prospects

Review of charter school evaluation practice in three areas: (1) large-scale policy evaluation, (2) high-stakes (renewal) evaluation, and (3) evaluation for program improvement. Addresses current trends and diffculties, as well as opportunities for the future. #policy #evaluation ...

Review of charter school evaluation practice.pdf


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Eval14: From Headlines to Sparklines: Using Media Tracking in a Real World Context (AEA 2014)

Have you been hoping to add media tracking to your evaluation toolkit? Have you wondered how it can fit into policy and advocacy evaluation? This demonstration session will showcase how media tracking was used in a developmental policy evaluation that examines the placement of early childhood...

AEA 2014 - Media Tracking_FINAL.pdf