The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 7700 members representing all 50 states in the United States as well as over 60 foreign countries.
AEA Board Call for Nominations
NEW! Show your commitment to the value of the American Evaluation Association and help to shape its future! You may nominate yourself or a committed, AEA colleague. This year we will elect three Board members-at-large and a President-elect. Nominating candidates for office is a valuable service to the Association and your thoughtful participation in this process is greatly appreciated.Board Call for Nominations
Video excerpts from EERS plenary session
NEW! Two well-known authorities in the field of evaluation, Michael Quinn Patton and Tom Schwandt, discuss new and persistent problems in the fit between theory and practice, and propose solutions to resolve the problems.
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Thought Leader Series
NEW! The AEA Thought Leader Discussion Series connects thought leaders in our field with AEA members, new and old alike. Join us March 5 -12, 2014 when Glenda Eoyang hosts! Thought Leader Series
NEW! AEA hosts evaluation’s best workshop presenters in these real-time webinar-based Professional Development eStudy courses.
Coffee Break Webinars Series
NEW! Webinar schedule is up for January and February- free for AEA members!
Potent Presentations Initiative (P2i)
Ramp up your evaluation presentations with guidance and free training from the P2I Team.
Cultural Competence in Evaluation
Learn about AEA's public statement on the importance of Cultural Competency in Evaluation.
Cultural Competence Statement
Evaluation Policy Task Force
Learn about the association's work in the federal policy arena and review The Evaluation Roadmap for a More Effective Government.
A great resource with many recent additions to the AEA Public eLibrary - Browse, Read, or Add your own.
AEA's Policies are online, with updates from winter 2012. Take a moment to review and provide your feedback at any time.
aea365 Tip-a-Day Email Alerts
We're highlighting hot tips, cool tricks, rad resources, and lessons learned for and from evaluators.
Evaluation Tip-a-Day Emails
What's in the news about evaluation? What's happening within AEA? Keep track via our Evaluation headlines and resources list.
Evaluation News Headlines
We're partnering with BetterEvaluation on a series on planning and executing an evaluation. AEA Videos Or, check out the first in the series above!
Evaluator and Evaluation Blogs
Evaluators are blogging! Some focus on evaluation, some do not. Check out our Evaluator and Evaluation Blogs listing!
Find out about upcoming AEA events and other evaluation-related workshops and elearning opportunities.