EII 604 Introduction to Applied Causal Evaluation of Policy and Innovation

Introduction to the certificate program topics including the meaning of causal evaluation, how it can inform decision-making and continuous improvement processes, and a review of relevant math and statistical tools. S/U graded.
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Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 606 Methods in Causal Evaluation

Survey of research methods facilitating causal inference. Includes basic introduction to randomized control trials and quasi-experimental methods that can be used when a randomized control trial is not feasible. S/U graded.
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Prerequisites

EII 604 with a minimum grade of C

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 607 Ethical Data Management and Analysis I

Use theory to drive analytic decisions and demonstrate how to estimate, interpret, and communicate impact of Randomized Control Trial. Emphasis is on using Ordinary Least Squares regression. S/U graded.
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Prerequisites

EII 606 with a minimum grade of C

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 608 Ethical Data Management and Analysis II

Learn to program and interpret results of applied problems using the quasi-experimental techniques learned in EII 606, including propensity score matching, difference-in-differences, and regression discontinuity S/U Graded.
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Prerequisites

EII 607 with a minimum grade of C

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 609 Defining Interventions and Using Logic Models

Students will develop a logic model -a graphical representation that illustrates how the resources and strategies of an intervention are expected to translate into the desired outcomes. S/U graded.
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Prerequisites

EII 604 with a minimum grade of C

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 610 Randomized Control Trials in Schools

Determine strategies for conducting Randomized Control Trials within schools considering timing, context, generalizability, strengths, and barriers. If a local RTC is not plausible, make use of existing research and evaluations to inform decision-making. S/U graded.
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Prerequisites

(EII 607 and EII 609 with a minimum grade of C)

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 611 Process Evaluation

Students will apply a practical process to a theory-based framework to plan, implement, and use evaluation to critically examine the implementation of local educational initiatives. S/U graded.
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Prerequisites

(EII 606 and EII 609 with a minimum grade of C)

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 612 Data Visualization for Educators

Introduction to design principles and software for developing static and interactive data visualizations. Emphasis is on matching communication and data visualization strategies to target audiences. S/U graded.
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Prerequisites

EII 604 with a minimum grade of C

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 613 Research-Practitioner Partnerships

Framework for developing partnerships among education agencies and research institutions to inform and evaluate policy and innovative practices. Emphasis is on building long-term, sustainable partnerships. S/U graded.
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Prerequisites

EII 604 with a minimum grade of C

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 614 Introduction to Cost Studies

Introduction to identifying and understanding the costs of educational interventions. Overview of how to select the appropriate type of cost study: cost-analysis, cost-effectiveness, or cost-benefit. S/U graded.
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Prerequisites

EII 604 with a minimum grade of C

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR

EII 615 Application of Cost Analyses to Decision-Making

A case study approach to identifying costs, calculating cost ratios, and translating the findings into recommendations for decision-making. S/U graded.
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Prerequisites

EII 614 with a minimum grade of C

Program Restrictions

Include App Caus Eval Pol Inn-Cert

Include GR