WORKSHOP: Strategies for Meaningful Interpretation of ATE Evaluation Data
Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:00 to 4:00 PM
In this workshop, participants will review and discuss strategies for synthesizing and interpreting evaluation data to reach conclusions about an ATE project or center’s quality, progress, and/or impact. Data interpretation typically requires one or more points of reference for comparison—whether internally-set targets, national benchmarks, other sites/organizations, past performance, or other information sources. Enhancing data interpretation helps projects avoid two common pitfalls in evaluation: (1) making conclusions that are not clearly linked to data and (2) reporting data without providing meaningful conclusions. The workshop will include demonstration and hands-on group work to apply strategies for data interpretation to reach conclusions and inform recommendations for project improvement.
Conference website: www.aacc.nche.edu/2013ate