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
EDC's Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Research Scientist
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
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
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
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
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Katherine Shields staff profile photo
Senior Research Associate
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
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 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

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

Reports

This questionnaire was created by EDC, with funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, for schools and districts to monitor support for student-centered learning.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains decision-support tools, training and technical assistance tools, archived CAPT webinars, videos, and compiled data sources.

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

This report presents findings from a study that examined whether child care providers that partnered with Head Start programs showed improvements in the quality of their services compared with similar child care providers that did not partner with Head Start. The authors report that partnership predicts improved classroom quality; partnership duration predicts observed quality; and partnership predicts some improvements in school readiness outcomes.

Reports

This report details the results of an impact study that was conducted to better understand the contributions of the Mindanao Youth Development (MYDev) project to improving skills and outcomes for o

Reports

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

Studies

This brief presents findings from a 2014 CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of them