EDC’s evaluators work with project teams and partners to design and conduct independent evaluations of federal, state, and community initiatives, inform product development, monitor progress, and document outcomes.

We are skilled at using the appropriate set of multi-method qualitative and quantitative strategies to address the most pertinent and pressing questions, whether we are evaluating a pilot program or assessing a new intervention. We also provide specialized technical assistance to support local evaluators, community organizations, and agencies so they can document, improve, and sustain their services.

Working in schools, clinics, or communities, we understand the importance of involving the communities and audiences we serve in framing and contributing to our evaluation activities.

Experts

Annie Alcid
Deputy Chief of Party
Jennifer Allison
Director, Children’s Safety Network
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Jim Diamond
Senior Research Associate
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Senior Research Associate
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
Bertha Gorham photo
Evaluator
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Research Scientist
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Ashley Lewis Presser staff photo
Research Scientist
Daniel Light staff portrait
Research Scientist
Brian Lord staff portrait
Principal Research Scientist
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
June Mark staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Wendy Martin staff portrait
Research Scientist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Shelley Pasnik
Vice President | Director, Center for Children and Technology
Diane Schilder
Principal Research Scientist
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Katherine Shields staff profile photo
Senior Research Associate
Erin Smith
Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Maria Valenti
Community Psychologist
Jim Vetter
Associate Director
EDC's Jessica Young staff portrait
Research Scientist
Jacqueline Zweig staff photo
Research Scientist

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on evaluation. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Reports

This report covers EDC’s process evaluation of Year 1 of the iDesign project, a three-year NSF ITEST-funded project to engage underrepresented youth in designing interactive, culturally and sociall

Toolkits

This informational brochure describes the Quality Measures process, tools, and protocols designed to guide and support the collaborative self-study of principal preparation programs by states, school districts, and their training providers.

Reports

This brief presents findings from an impact evaluation of the PAQUED (Project D’Amelioration de la Qualite de l’Education) project’s six-month experimental reading intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Reports

This report presents the results of a first-of-its-kind national survey of parents, who were asked about the types of early science educational activities they do with their young children.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.

Reports

Staff from the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative contributed to the development of this monograph, which discusses the severely disproportionate high school drop-out rates among Amer

Reports

This brief describes the continuous improvement process and how that process works in educational settings. It features an overview, references, and resources that school and district leaders may find helpful as they seek to integrate continuous improvement cycles into their work to improve teaching and learning.

Reports

This qualitatitive study was designed to evaluate the employment and livelihoods status of several groups of participants in the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project after their graduation.

Reports

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) contracted EDC to conduct a statewide evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative.

Reports

This study evaluated the work of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) Youth Livelihoods Project in Rwanda to support youth entrepreneurs.  The report presents findings on the effectiveness of AK’s Entrepreneurshi