Namaste from Beautiful Boise, Idaho!During the first six weeks of the Idaho legislative session, we issued three evaluation reports:1. The K-12 Longitudinal Data System (ISEE)…Continue
Greetings! This is a cross-post that I first first posted yesterday on the American Evaluation Association's LinkedIn Discussion Group.I am looking forward to chairing a panel session on this subject…Continue
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Greetings from Beautiful Boise!
My new guest blog post on communicating with policymakers was published this morning by the Evaluation Capacity Development Group (ECDG).
I believe communication is probably one of the most important and challenging aspects of my job as the director of a legislative evaluation shop. Policymakers are busy folks with many competing things on their minds. Getting their attention isn’t easy. Having worked for them for so many years, I thought they…Continue
Greetings from Beautiful Boise, Idaho!
Recently my guest blog post on data visualization was published on Dr. Stephanie Evergreen’s website, Evergreen Data (http://stephanieevergreen.com/blog/). Here is a link to the post: http://stephanieevergreen.com/embracing-dataviz/ In this post I talk about how we implemented data visualization lessons we learned from Stephanie…Continue
My mother used to say that where there are two or more people, there will always be politics over resources. Because evaluations involve making judgments about prioritization, distribution, and use of resources, evaluations will always be inherently political.
Greetings! I am Rakesh Mohan, director of the Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE), an independent agency of the Idaho Legislature. This year our office is celebrating 20…Continue