Advancing Evidence-Based Practice Through Program Evaluation: A Practical Guide for School-Based Professionals

ISBN : 9780190609108

Julie Q. Morrison; Anna L. Harms
216 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation will meet the needs of school psychologists and other school-based professionals seeking to use program evaluation approaches to enhance data-based decision making and accountability at a program and systems-level.


1. Introduction to Program Evaluation
2. Evaluating Implementation
3. Evaluating Professional Learning
4. Developing an Evaluation Plan
5. Communicating Evaluation Findings
6. Case Studies in Using Program Evaluation to Drive Evidence-Based Practices
About the Authors

About the author: 

Julie Q. Morrison is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include evaluating the effectiveness of universal and targeted interventions to address the academic and behavioral needs of school-age children and youth within a multi-tier system of supports framework. She has more than 20 years of experience as an evaluator of educational initiatives implemented at a state-, regional-, and district-level. Currently, she serves on the Joint Committee on Standards in Educational Evaluation (www.jcsee.org) as a liaison member representing the National Association of School Psychologists.; Anna Harms is the Evaluation and Research Coordinator for Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI). MIBLSI is a statewide initiative designed to support regional educational service agencies, districts, and schools in the development and implementation of evidence-based practices within a multi-tiered delivery system. In her current role, she leads the design and implementation of internal evaluation for MIBLSI. This includes work on three federally funded grants. She coordinates a team that provides support to local districts and schools around multi-tier systems of support (MTSS) measurement and evaluation, including research projects on universal screening, data-based decision making, and assessment construction and validation.

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