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Thursday, September 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Evaluative Rubrics: A tool for making explicit evaluative judgements

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Nan Wehipeihana (Research Evaluation Consultancy Limted - a member of the Kinnect Group), Judy Oakden (Pragmatica Limited - a member of the Kinnect Group), Kate McKegg (The Knowledge Institute - a member of the Kinnect Group), Julian King (Julian King & Associates - a member of the Kinnect Group)

Evaluation rubrics are a powerful and influential approach to evaluation-specific methodology that can be used in collaborative/participatory or independent evaluations to build a clear, shared understanding of how quality, value, and effectiveness are defined. Evaluative rubrics make explicit the basis for evaluative judgments about effectiveness or performance, as well as importance. 

Drawing from their experience of using rubrics in many evaluation settings, the presenters in this panel session will provide an overview of rubrics, as well as more detail about different kind of rubrics and their uses, their strengths and weaknesses, and the ability of rubrics to explore and integrate shared values providing a clear and transparent basis for making decisions.
Objectives:In this panel presentation, participants will gain insights from panel members' practice about rubrics in the following areas: 
An overview of rubrics • What are rubrics?• Where do they come from?• What are the components of a rubric?• Why are they useful / transformative for evaluation practice?
Different kinds of rubrics:• What different types of rubrics are there?• What are their key features?• What are the design considerations for each? • What is the comparative value of each type for makingevaluative judgments?

The strengths and weaknesses of rubrics• What are the strengths of rubrics?• Troubleshooting, faults and mishaps - overcoming the weaknesses of rubrics in practice?• How do they transform evaluation practice?

Using rubrics to integrate shared values• Whose perspectives and values count when using rubrics?• How do you weave different values into the design and use of a rubric?• Why does this matter?

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Evylyn Brophy

Associate Director, Urbis
I am passionate about helping others strengthen their evaluation capabilities. I work with program deliverers across sectors – including crime prevention, education, regional development, and primary health – to help develop capacity to measure their own impact, and enhance the... Read More →

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Kate McKegg

Director, The Knowledge Institute
Kate has worked in the fields of evaluation, evaluation capacity building, research, policy and public sector management since the late 1980s. She has developed specialist skills in developmental evaluation, programme evaluation, evaluation capacity building, strategy, policy, research... Read More →
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Nan Wehipeihana

Ms, Kinnect Group
Nan Wehipeihana has more than 20 years' experience designing, leading and managing evaluations. Nan's work is characterised by a commitment to protecting, evidencing and growing the space to be Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand and offering insights into Maori worldviews and values. Internationally... Read More →

Thursday September 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST
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