College of Education and Human Development

Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement

Program Evaluation

Advancing equitable educational outcomes through high-quality evaluation

With over 30 years of experience designing and implementing top-quality evaluations, we are uniquely positioned to partner with schools, districts, community-based nonprofits, higher education institutions, departments of education, and offices of higher education to inform decision-making and advance learning.

We translate the latest research into practice and infuse evaluation findings with research by not only measuring program outcomes, but also offering practical, actionable, evidence-based recommendations. 

Our evaluations are...

  • Customized
  • Collaborative
  • Relational
  • Responsive
  • Informed by evidence and research
  • Innovative
  • Timely
  • Impactful

Our methodologies and approaches...

  • Formative Evaluation
  • Summative Evaluation
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Needs Assessment
  • Culturally-Responsive Evaluation
  • Participatory Evaluation
  • Mixed Methods

Our areas of expertise include...

  • PreK-12, Undergraduate, and Graduate Education
  • Educational Equity
  • Teacher Recruitment, Retention, Diversification
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Mental Health
  • External evaluation of federal and state grants

Our evaluation coaching and capacity building services will help you...

  • Articulate and prioritize your organization or program’s evaluation needs
  • Understand and follow best practices in program evaluation
  • Use your evaluation results to make high-impact, data-informed decisions
  • Develop practices, systems, and infrastructure to conduct high-quality internal evaluations, led by your own staff