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

Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
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
Senior 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
A photo of EDC's Loraine Swanson Lucinski
Senior Project Director
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 brief describes how EDC works with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to support families and enhance early teaching, learning, and health promotion.

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 report captures the results of a retrospective study implemented by the team for the Akazi Kanoze Accelerated Learning Program in Rwanda.

Toolkits

This 10th edition toolkit was developed for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership.

Toolkits

This tool supports partnerships between school districts and principal training program providers in areas such as the quality of their communications and collaboration.

Reports

This cost analysis study of the Akazi Kanoze 2 work readiness program in Rwanda was carried out from October 2015 to October 2017.

Resource libraries

Drawing on a decade of research, EDC analyzed the impact of partnerships among early childhood education programs on the accessibility and quality of services for young children—particularly childr

Reports

This report details the key accomplishments and highlights of the USAID Mali Out-of-School Youth Project (PAJE- Nièta).

Toolkits

This toolkit provides brief summaries of prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on non-medical use of prescription drugs, including an overview of the relevant literature, descriptions of individual studies, and guidelines for using this information to inform prevention planning efforts.

Reports

EDC’s systemic equity review framework helps education leaders take a deeper look at inequities in order to understand the complex systems that affect student performance. While equity audits have historically played a role in curriculum assessments and state accountability systems, achievement gaps by race and class persist in U.S. public schools.