EDC partners with stakeholders to conduct rigorous evaluations and implement rapid-cycle quality improvement. Our work advances effective and scalable solutions in education, health, and workforce development.

EDC’s evaluation team draws on their expertise in a range of methods—from randomized controlled trials to mixed methods case studies—to address key evaluation questions and client needs. Our evaluators are multidisciplinary. They are distinguished by their responsiveness to the cultures and contexts that shape programs and projects and to opportunities that emerge in the course of an evaluation.  

Collaboration is a hallmark of how we work. We bring expertise in developmental and participatory approaches to evaluation. We engage our clients as partners, exploring important questions together and developing evaluation plans that fit each complex and changing environment. These approaches ensure that our evaluations are relevant, address important questions, and are useful for decision-makers.

EDC’s evaluations are funded by federal, state, and local governments; foundations and corporate philanthropies; and nonprofits and community-based organizations. Our partners have included the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, NASA, and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.


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

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.


This report presents findings from the evaluation of the 21st CCLC Program grantees who were active during 2018–2019.


As part of the 2015–2020 Ready To Learn Initiative, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) devised a new model of community partnerships called Comm


EDC and SRI International conducted an independent study of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) KIDS Play & Learn Science app, which includes in-app and direct hands-on science explorations for children ages 3 to 6 and their parents.