September 25, 2018

Join EDC at AEA 2018

Join EDC’s evaluation experts at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) annual conference. The conference will explore the theme “Speaking Truth to Power” and will be held October 29–November 3 in Cleveland, Ohio.

This year, EDC’s Leslie Goodyear is AEA president, and she will deliver the keynote address “Speaking Truth to Power: What Does It Mean for Evaluators and Evaluations?” on Wednesday, October 31.

AEA attendees can choose from 18 EDC sessions to learn more about our evaluations of innovative programs across the United States and around the world. Sessions will address topics such as building trust with stakeholders, evaluating educational programs, decision-making, and conducting culturally responsive evaluations.

In addition, visit us at booth #34 to learn more about EDC and our work in evaluation.



EDC Presenters

Wednesday, October 31

3:15–4:15 p.m.


Speaking Truth to Power: What Does It Mean for Evaluators and Evaluations?

Leslie Goodyear

6:30–8 p.m.

Challenges to Evaluating Informal STEM Programs for Young Children and Parents Leslie Cuellar

6:30–8 p.m.

Improving the Training of Trainers: EDC’s 360 Approach Emma Catalfamo, Ann Hershkowitz

Thursday, November 1

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Using Indicators to Expand the Evaluation of College and Career Readiness

Brian Lord, Erin Huckle, Neil Schiavo

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Exploring the Dynamics of Truth and Power in Internal and External Evaluations

Carrie Liston, Gabriela Garcia, Sara Greller

1:45–2:30 p.m.

Using Capacity Building to Build Trust with Relevant Stakeholders

Gabriela Garcia, Joshua Cox, Sheila Rodriguez

2:45–3:30 p.m.

Partnerships That Speak Truth to Power: Rigorous Evaluations Answering Relevant Questions

Caroline Parker, Jacqueline Zweig

3:45–4:45 p.m. GEDI 14: Building Emerging CRE Practitioners and Scholars Alemayehu Bekele

3:45–4:45 p.m.

Fighting Famines

Apollo Nwake

3:45–4:45 p.m.

Assessing Educational Programs in Complex Contexts

Min-Kyung Park, Daniel Light

3:45–4:45 p.m. Good Intentions and Mixed Results: The Realities of Evaluating STEM Education Programs that Target Underrepresented Youth Erin Stafford, Elizabeth Pierson, Jamie Kynn, Sara Greller

Friday, November 2

8–9 a.m.

Working with Assumptions: Understanding How Evaluators Make Decisions about Capturing Reality/Context

Katrina Bledsoe

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Presenting the AEA Evaluator Competencies

Leslie Goodyear

3:30–4:15 p.m.

The Voices of Latinx Evaluators on Building a Culturally Responsive Evaluation Lens through the GEDI Program

Ammy Sena

5:45–6:45 p.m.

Challenging and Reframing Truth and Power in Evaluation

Katrina Bledsoe

Saturday, November 3

9:15–10 a.m.

Building Capacity of STEM Evaluators: The Landscape of People and Resources in the Field

Evangeline Ambat, Leslie Goodyear, Sophia Mansori, Tracy McMahon

10:30–11:15 a.m.

NSF INCLUDES: Socially Based Evaluation Strategies to Document Community Shifts in STEM Uptake

Tracy McMahon

11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.

To Speak or Not to Speak: Revealing Cultural and Contextual Dimensions of Speaking Truth to Power through Skits

Gabriela Garcia