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CREA First International Conference

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The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) held its Inaugural Conference April 21-23, 2013, in Chicago, titled "Repositioning Culture in Evaluation and Assessment." The conference took place at the historic Palmer House.

Conference Themes
  • Defining culturally relevant and culturally responsive assessment
  • Documenting the use of culture in evaluation
  • Pursuing social justice
  • Crossing cultural borders in evaluation and assessment
Featured Keynote Speakers
  • Rodney Hopson (President AEA, Duquesne University)
  • Eric Jolly (Science Museum of Minnesota President)
  • Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo (University of Colorado-Denver)
Invited Panelists
  • Jennifer Greene (University of Illinois)*
  • Karen Kirkhart (Syracuse University)*
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings (University of Wisconsin-Madison)**
  • Carol Lee (Northwestern University)**
  • William Tate (Washington University, St. Louis)**
  • *Past-President American Evaluation Association
  • **Past-President American Educational Research Association

Selected Presentations

Conference Materials


The Dimensions of Culture and the Complexity of Culture and Research Design with Dr. Carol Lee (Northwestern University)

Why Culture is Important in Evaluation with Dr. Jennifer Greene (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Impact of CREA on Outcomes and Processes with Dr. Carol Lee (Northwestern University)

All CREA Videos