Federal Evaluation: Reflections by Naomi Goldstein
Session Number: 3353
Track: Evaluation Policy
Session Type: Expert Lecture
Tags: Evaluation Policy, government evaluation, evaluation use
Session Facilitator: Cheryl J Oros [CEO - Oros Consulting]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (04:30 PM - 06:00 PM)
Room: Marriott Salon 1-3 (General Session)
Other Authors: Naomi Goldstein, Administration for Children and Families, firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme: Learning What Works and Why
Audience Level: All Audiences
Session Abstract (150 words):
Dr. Goldstein, Acting Administrator and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Research, and Evaluation of the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services had testified before the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking this year. She will discuss how her ACF office had been able to expand evaluation capacity, quality and use in ACF; the promulgation of ACF evaluation policies; evaluation strategic planning; staff selection and training; connection with stakeholders and products; use of evaluation evidence in policymaking and program modifications; connection with the evaluation community; and usefulness of AEA policies and services.
Dr. Goldstein will share her insights on the users of evaluations, the place of studies in policy decision-making, effective strategies to increase evaluation utilization and promising approaches to ensure continuing education for evaluators. She will also address the promises and challenges that “big data” and “data analytics” bring to evaluation practice; comment on rigorous impact evaluation methodologies; and remark on how evaluators can systematize and strengthen implementation and process evaluations; and how evaluators can combine evaluation and performance measurement and management to enhance learning. We invite Member questions and comments.
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