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  • No Photo AvailableSusan E York

    Educational Associate

    Department(s)

    • Curriculum Research & Development Group

    Degree(s)

    • 2006 PBCSE French UH-Mānoa
    • 2001 MEd Counseling and Guidance UH-Mānoa
    • 1994 BA French (Minor in History UH-Mānoa

    Area(s) of Interest

    • data collection and management
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Indigenous evaluation
    • interpersonal communication
    • pre- and early literacy
    • support for military dependents

    Brief Biography

    Susan E York’s recent evaluation and data collection projects include 1) Hui A‘o Mua, an Early Reading First Project for the University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family. York organized a team of 10 data collectors to service 20 Head Start classrooms to obtain student-level data using standardized assessments, to perform classroom observations using the CLASS and ELLCO observation tools, conducted teacher and parent focus groups, and wrote formative and summative evaluation reports; 2) coordinating data collection for the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Administration for the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HDOE) Race To The Top grant, (student-level assessment in public and private preschools in the designated zones of school improvement), and 3) serving as the data specialist and then as an evaluator for the Pihana Nā Mamo projects funded through the US Department of Education. The Pihana Nā Mamo projects required compiling data from publicaly available data sources, student and school level data provided by project staff, and data sets from the HDOE. York also served as evaluation coordinator for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Supporting Partnerships for Ready Kids project (SPARK). Following the initial SPARK project, York participated in two additional studies: SPARK Follow-up (data collection and analysis for participants in grades K–1), and SPARK3 (evaluation of the initial SPARK participants on their grade 3 Hawai‘i State Assessment). SPARK, a PreK-K transition project (ready kids, ready schools, ready communities), involved collecting participant-level data, conducting formative evaluation of project workshops, activities, and community events, and analyzing surveys of program partners and participants (for formative and summative evaluation purposes). Local program evaluation teams also participated in project-level formative and summative evaluations that included coordination of data from all eight SPARK sites.

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    (808) 956-9210

    Office

    Henke 301

    Email

    yorks@hawaii.edu

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    Curriculum Vitae

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    Scholarly Works

      Presentations

    • York, S. E. (2012, Oct). Managing Data Collection Using Mobile Devices and the Cloud: Is There an App For That?. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.   Details
    • Lai, M., Dunn, H., & York, S. E. (2012, Oct). Questioning the continuing denigration (since Campbell and Stanley in 1963) of the use of matching to create comparison groups. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.   Details
    • York, S. E., Lai, M., & Saka, S. M. (2012, Apr). An evaluation approach that is invitational. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.   Details
    • York, S. E., & Lai, M. (2011, Nov). A method for creating inviting, inexpensive and valid comparison groups. Presented at the The annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.   Details
    • Lai, M., & York, S. E. (2010, Jan). Indigenous-Western disagreements about the appropriateness of close relationships between evaluators and project participants. Presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Leahy, P., Curtis, P., Lai, M., & York, S. E. (2010, Jan). A discussion of the evaluation results of the WK Kellogg Foundation, Securing Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) “Ready Kids” Follow-up Study. Presented at the annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Lai, M., Dunn, H., & York, S. E. (2009, Apr). Data-substantiated Assertions About Effects and Aspects of Pihana Nā Mamo. Presented at the annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.   Details
    • York, S. E., & Lai, M. (2009, Jan). Evaluator-evaluand relationships: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Presented at the annual meeting of the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Lai, M., & York, S. E. (2008, Jan). A more appropriate determination of the effectiveness of a prekindergarten initiative in Hawaiian communities. Presented at the Distinguished Paper session of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.   Details
    • Lai, M., & York, S. E. (2008, Jan). Avoiding ethical and methodological deficiencies found in widely acclaimed early childhood education studies. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.   Details
    • Lai, M., Dunn, H., & York, S. E. (2008, Jan). NCLB’s AYP Approach Lacks APV (Adequate Professional Validity). Presented at the annual meeting of the Hawai‘i Educational Research Association, Honolulu, HI.   Details
    • Research / Evaluation Reports

    • York, S. E. (2013). Summative Evaluation of Hui A‘o Mua, an Early Reading First Project. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Details
    • York, S. E., & Lai, M. (2012). Formative evaluation of the Center on the Family Early Reading First Hui A‘o Mua Project. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Details
    • York, S. E., & Lai, M. K. (2011). Formative evaluation of the Center on the Family Early Reading First Hui A'o Mua Project. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Details
    • York, S. E., & Higa, T. (2011). An interim external evaluation of the Center for ‘Ohana and Self-Management of Chronic Illnesses (COSMCI). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Details
    • York, S. E., & Lai, M. (2010). Hui A‘o Mua Early Reading First: Year 1 Evaluation Report. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Details
    • Lai, M., & York, S. E. (2008). Year-5 and cumulative SPARK-Hawai‘i evaluation report. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i: Curriculum Research & Development Group.   Details