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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Principles and Practices for Federal Program Evaluation: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24831.
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PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR

FEDERAL
PROGRAM
EVALUATION

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Jordyn M. White, Rapporteur

Steering Committee on Principles and Practices
for Federal Program Evaluation

Committee on National Statistics

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Principles and Practices for Federal Program Evaluation: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24831.
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STEERING COMMITTEE ON PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR FEDERAL PROGRAM EVALUATION

GROVER J. WHITEHURST (Chair), The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

JUDITH M. GUERON, MDRC, New York

REBECCA A. MAYNARD, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

MARTHA MOOREHOUSE, Independent Consultant, Los Altos, CA

HOWARD ROLSTON, Independent Consultant, Arlington, VA

WILLIAM J. SABOL, Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD

JORDYN M. WHITE, Study Director

CONSTANCE F. CITRO, Board Director

CYNTHIA THOMAS, Senior Program Officer

MICHAEL SIRI, Program Coordinator

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COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL STATISTICS

ROBERT M. GROVES (Chair), Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Sociology, Georgetown University

FRANCINE BLAU, Department of Economics, Cornell University

MARY ELLEN BOCK, Department of Statistics, Purdue University

ANNE C. CASE, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

MICHAEL E. CHERNEW, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

JANET CURRIE, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

DONALD A. DILLMAN, Department of Sociology, Washington State University

CONSTANTINE GATSONIS, Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University

JAMES S. HOUSE, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social research, University of Michigan

THOMAS L. MESENBOURG, U.S. Census Bureau (Retired)

SUSAN A. MURPHY, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan

SARAH M. NUSSER, Department of Statistics, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Iowa State University

COLM A. O’MUIRCHEARTAIGH, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago

JEROME P. REITER, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University

ROBERTO RIGOBON, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JUDITH A. SELTZER, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

EDWARD H. SHORTLIFFE, Columbia University and Arizona State University

BRIAN HARRIS-KOJETIN, Director

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Acknowledgments

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings: Ruth Levine, Global Development and Population Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Mark D. Shroder, Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring, U.S. Office of Housing and Urban Development.

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by Janet Currie, Department of Economics and Center for Health and Well-Being, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. She was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteur and the National Academies.

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In October 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a 1-day public workshop on Principles and Practices for Federal Program Evaluation. The workshop was organized to consider ways to bolster the integrity and protect the objectivity of the evaluation function in federal agencies—a process that is essential for evidence-based policy making. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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