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Outcome Mapping for Planning Evaluations in American K-12 Urban Education: Potent Possibilities

The panelist will share experiences and reflect on the possibilities of using Outcome Mapping enriched internal evaluation practices in Los Angeles, California middle school environments that serve low-income, gifted, and English language learner students. In particular, the panelist will focus on experiences of integrating Outcome Mapping learning activities so that the collaborative and participatory foundations of the discipline of education are maintained while compliance with curriculum or accreditation evaluation standards is achieved


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Practice to Research: Shifting the Paradigm to Partner with Local Universities and Research Institutions

These daily rigors allow little time for reflection or staying cognizant of the relevant academic literature and research practices. This session will describe the unique opportunity for non-profit social service agencies to leverage relationships with public and private research entities to infuse research into their practice and also of equal benefit how agencies are able to use their practice to guide research

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Focus Search - Handout_AEA Session 1724 Blank Practice to Research

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Eval16_Using Evaluation Tools, Methods, and Thinking in Planning NIH Common Fund Programs

We present how a combination of methods grounded in evaluation practice inform strategic planning for biomedical research programs managed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund

Using Eval Tools Methods Thinking in Planning_AEA 10-29-2016.pdf

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Eval11 Session 220: An Evaluation of an Innovative, Collaborative Approach to Interfacing Research Systems with the Mental Health Community

The mission of the Practice Research Network is to build an infrastructure linking investigators at The University of Maryland, Baltimore, Department of Psychiatry with the public mental health system through an innovative approach to nurturing the development of activities that reflect the value of a collaborative and participatory approach to research

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Focus Search - How helpful is the Practice Research Network to your organization?

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Dissemination and Implementation Research Slides from SI10

Session Description: We will be focusing on the evaluating efforts associated with the process of moving from pilot or demonstration projects into widespread practice


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Eval11 Session 920: Using Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) for Designing a Data Collection System in the Field

Collecting real-time data securely on a mobile device can pose many challenges, particularly when that data requires HIPAA compliance safeguards. Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a secure, web-based application designed exclusively to support data capture for research and evaluation....

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Focus Search - • A non-commercial use data collection and management system created by Vanderbilt University with funds from NIH • Robust and secure repository of client-level data stored on HIPAA/FERPA-compliant servers for research projects or other applications • Able to integrate and store respondent-level data across existing databases and any data collected in the field by home visiting program staff. • Easily customizable and able to be configured in multiple ways to suit the needs of a given project The Consortium • • 288 active institutional partners from around the globe • Typically, a centralized group at each institution houses REDCap to prevent infrastructure duplication • Serves nearly 23,000 research projects and just under 33,000 end users • Project production has grown exponentially in the past five years How Has Been Used • Prospective Research and Evaluation Studies • Data Collection for Chart Reviews • Multi-Site Data Collection (domestic and international) • Basic Research Studies • Behavioral Research Studies (Survey) • CTSA-wide research studies • (Statin Treatment for Influenza Patients Trial) • CTSA-wide research on research studies (Committee #1 IRB + Contracts) • Quality Improvement • Research Operations Support (tracking databases) • Education Support – Teaching Tool • Project Management • Lab Specimen Tracking • Survey can be used as a surrogate web application • State performance management systems for home visitation Key Considerations for Selecting Key Considerations for Selecting • COST: Need a cost-efficient way to collect and manage research and evaluation data • CAPACITY/STAFFING: Need a system that evaluation staff can use with limited knowledge of data sytems • NEW DATA: Need ability to collect new screening or clinical instruments for outcome measuring • EXISTING DATA: Needed a way to interface with existing information management systems (if they exist) • REPORT GENERATION: Need to export data or run ad-hoc reports that are easily configurable for multiple purposes • DATA SECURITY/CONFIDENTIALITY: Need the data to be secure when collecting, storing or importing; need a HIPAA Compliant server to transfer Protected Health Information (PHI) Key Considerations for Selecting • FIELD USE: Need the ability to collect and transfer screening or program data directly into MIECHV database during a home visit if desired • FUNCTIONALITY: Need to de-identify data as needed, restrict user access to some data, create schedules, be used as a case management system (if needed), track program data • VERSITILITY: Need it to be easy to customize, configure, or change as new program data or screening instruments are introduced Key Considerations for Selecting • TECHNOLOGY: Need to be able to securely interface with technology used by research assessors in their office, in the participants’ homes, or on the road if needed to reduce data entry labor costs Key Considerations When Selecting Internet access through Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities for in the field use Interactive use during face to face interviews Example of a Data System for an Evaluation Project • Adolescent Family Life Generations Project • Rigorous research and evaluation study testing the effectiveness of enhancing a home visiting program for pregnant teens with an educational support group for their parents, mental health services, and social media outreach • Kansas’ Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program • Creating a Performance Management System to enable state to respond to federal reporting requirements and integrate evaluation and CQI • Working with four home visiting program models in each of three counties • Matching and integrating data from multiple agencies with different management information systems with the state’s child welfare data • Nebraska’s MIECHV Program • Working with one home visiting program across three counties in one agency • Matching and integrating data from one agency’s management information system with the state’s child welfare data How We Use • Generations Project Overview • Testing the effectiveness of enhancing a home visiting program for pregnant teens with an educational support group for their parents, mental health services, and social media outreach. • Kansas Children’s Service League -Healthy Families program in Wyandotte and Shawnee Co, KS • KU Institute for Educational Research and Public Service & School of Social Welfare How We Use Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs Generations Project Overview Services for Family In-home mental health assessment & services as needed Services for Teen KCSL Healthy Families Home Visiting Referral to Community Mental Health TREATMENT GROUP CONTROL GROUP KCSL Healthy Families Home Visiting Services for Grandparent Grandparent Education & Support Group Social Media & Support Networking Generations Project Overview Immunizations for Babies Reduced Repeat Teen Pregnancies Educational Attainment for Teens Social Support, Mental & Physical Health, Family Functioning Generations Project Data Map KCSL’s Mental Health Database Teen Parent Both Field Interviews with Teens and Parents of Teen What is the construct or outcome we want to measure?