AIR Research and Evaluation Experts to Present at American Evaluation Association Annual Conference

Washington, D.C. – Experts in research and evaluation from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will give presentations ranging from international perspectives on evaluation to designing and implementing a randomized control trial at multiple sites during the 27th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, being held October 16-19, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

The conference is focused around the theme, “Evaluation 2013: Evaluation Practice in the Early 21st Century,” and asks participants to reflect upon 21st century evaluation practices, as well as how the information collected by evaluations can be shared with others and improve the overall quality of evaluation. More than 3,000 evaluators are expected to attend over 875 sessions.

Sessions involving AIR presenters include:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Roundtable Rotation II: Online Activity Logs: Low Cost and High Impact for Multi-Site Evaluations
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Suite 9100

AIR Presenters: Jonathan Margolin & Briana Martin

Session: A Formative and Summative Evaluation of Integrating Technology into Education: Using Getting to Outcomes to Support Implementation and to Evaluate Outcomes of 1TWO1 Computing
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Piscataway

AIR Discussant: David Osher

Friday, October 18, 2013

Session: International Perspectives on Evaluation for Learning and Accountability
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Columbia Section 1

AIR Chair: Manolya Tanyu

Session: Expanding Your Toolbox: Methodologies Responding to Context and Complexity
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Columbia Section 6

  • Using Qualitative Comparative Analyses to Identify Evidence-based Best Practices in Program Evaluation
    AIR Presenter: Brandy Farrar

Session: Legitimizing Youth Voice in Evaluation: Closing the Loop Between Research, Practice, and Policy
2:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m., Holmead

  • The Role of Youth in State Advisory Groups
    AIR Presenter: Manolya Tanyu

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Session: How Do You Determine the Impact of an Intervention When Multiple Interventions Target the Same Population at the Same Time?
9:50 a.m. – 10:35 a.m., L’Enfant

AIR Discussant: David Osher

Session: The State of Teacher Evaluation: Making It Work in Practice
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Columbia Section 10

  • A Deep Dive Into Student Learning Objectives: Early Lessons From the Teacher Incentive Fund
    AIR Presenter: Lisa Lachlan-Haché

Session: Designing and Implementing a Randomized Control Study in 32 Different Sites: Can It Rigorous, Collaborative and Culturally Competent?
2:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m., Columbia Section 10

AIR Chair: Manolya Tanyu

  • Building Site Capacity Through Training On Evaluation and Providing Technical Assistance to Community-Based Agencies Participating in a RCT
    AIR Presenter: Manolya Tanyu
  • Designing A Multi-site Evaluation True to the Reality of Programs
    AIR Presenter: Patricia Campie
  • Why Collaborative Capacity Matters: Implementing Evidence-based Programs (EBPs) With Fidelity Through a Coordinated Network of Service Providers
    AIR Presenters: Christina Murphy, Nick Read & Allyson Pakstis

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About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit


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