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Evaluating Critical Thinking Skills

Like many of you, I wear multiple professional hats. Critical thinking skills are at the nexus of all my roles. The importance...

Strategies and Sources for Interpreting Evaluation Findings to Reach Conclusions

Imagine: You’re an evaluator who has compiled lots of data about an ATE project. You’re preparing to present the results to stakeholders. You have many beautiful charts and compelling stories...

Understanding Data Literacy

In today’s data-filled society, institutions are abundant with data but lack data literacy, the ability to transform data into usable information and...

Quick Reference Guides

The following is a collection of evaluation quick reference guides EvaluATE collected in collaboration with the evaluation community. Quick reference guides are practical reference or resource materials such as checklists, worksheets, templates, info-graphics, cheat sheets, or even a table or page in a book

Evaluation Data Matrix Template

An evaluation plan should include a clear description of what data will be collected, from what sources and how, by whom, and when, as well as how the data will be analyzed.

Measure What Matters: Time for Higher Education to Revisit This Important Lesson

If one accepts Peter Drucker’s premise that “what gets measured, gets managed,” then two things are apparent: measurement is valuable, but measuring...

What do MOOC learners like and dislike?

Massive open online course (MOOC) learners vary widely in background and learning objectives. MOOCs are still trying to understand their learners better...

Not Just an Anecdote: Systematic Analysis of Qualitative Evaluation Data

As a Ph.D. trained anthropologist, I spent many years learning how to shape individual stories and detailed observations into larger patterns that...

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