New Directions for Evaluation

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 151

Edited By: Paul R. Brandon

Online ISSN: 1534-875X

Society Information

Sponsored by the American Evaluation Association.

The American Evaluation Association (AEA) 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 7,000 members representing all 50 states in the U.S., as well as more than 100 foreign countries.

The American Evaluation Association's mission is to:

  • Improve evaluation practices and methods
  • Increase evaluation use
  • Promote evaluation as a profession and
  • Support the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action.