Best Practices in Survey Design
Presented by: Sherrie Reed Bennett and Valerye Salazar
Surveys are an essential tool in educational research and evaluation and how these instruments are designed is critical. In fact, how we ask the questions may be more important than what we ask. Presenters will share their expertise in survey design to help you create valid and reliable instruments for your next project.
Stupid Excel Tricks
Presented by: Cathy White and Nikki Antonovich
Despite the plethora of data analysis tools and programs, we still rely quite often on Excel. One of the reasons is the sheer number of built-in tools and functions that make our work much easier. “Stupid Excel Tricks” will cover timesaving shortcuts, cool formulas, and fun ways to make data shine!
Best Practices for Effective Communication
Presented by: Nikki Antonovich and Kasia Faughn
Effective communication is inextricably connected with Data Driven Decision Making—informed decisions are rooted in a deep understanding of the data and effective communication is how we get there.
Five Ways Evaluation Activities Mitigate Program Failures
Presented by: Dr. Shannon Coulter
Dr. Coulter is an expert in program evaluation and works in this capacity at the San Diego County Office of Education and is a Past President of CERA. With so many initiatives and programs being funded in schools and universities it has become apparent that we need tools to ensure effective implementations that produce valid results.
"I just want to thank you because this validates the work we are doing and helps explain the challenges we have had"