Evaluation 2015: Exemplary Evaluations in a Multicultural World

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Evaluating Impact by Making Implementation Data Visible

Session Number: 2280
Track: Data Visualization and Reporting
Session Type: Poster
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Ronda Jenson [Director of Research - University of Missouri-Kansas City]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Carla Williams [Research Associate - University of Missouri-Kansas City]
Time: Nov 11, 2015 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Room: Grand Ballroom, Poster 92

Audience Level: None

Session Abstract: 

The reality of being ‘data rich but information poor’ continues to baffle educators. Educators from every corner of the U.S. continue to struggle with having too much data, the right types of data, effectively presenting data, and using data to inform instructional decisions.  Data can be used to tell an implementation story of what are we doing, how we are doing, are we on the right path, and what is our impact? A useful way to communicate these implementation stories and evaluate impact is through the creation of implementation placemats, a strategy to easily and effectively review data to make inferences about current implementation, gaps in information, needed coaching and next steps to impact implementation.  Implementation placemats are working examples of commonly known data placemats.  This session will focus on the use of implementation placemats in education settings.  


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